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listless
used in The Grapes of Wrath

6 uses
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Definition
lacking energy and normal enthusiasm
  • The old eyes turned listlessly to him.
    Chapter 13 (7% in)
listlessly = with a lack of energy
  • He talked the smart listless language of the roadsides to her.
    Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • Noah could do all that was required of him, could read and write, could work and figure, but he didn't seem to care; there was a listlessness in him toward things people wanted and needed.
    Chapter 8 (65% in)
  • Al drove listlessly, hunched back in the seat, his hand hooked easily over the crossbar of the steering wheel; his gray hat, peaked and pulled to an incredibly cocky shape, was low over one eye; and as he drove, he turned and spat out the side now and then.
    Chapter 16 (3% in)
  • They settled lazily into the water and washed listlessly at their flanks.
    Chapter 18 (11% in)
  • Rose of Sharon listlessly followed orders.
    Chapter 22 (67% in)

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