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languid
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

8 uses
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Definition
lacking energy or relaxed or moving slowly
  • Under the upswelling tide he saw the writhing weeds lift languidly and sway reluctant arms, hising up their petticoats, in whispering water swaying and upturning coy silver fronds.
    Episode 3 — Proteus (91% in)
  • He saw his trunk and limbs riprippled over and sustained, buoyed lightly upward, lemonyellow: his navel, bud of flesh: and saw the dark tangled curls of his bush floating, floating hair of the stream around the limp father of thousands, a languid floating flower.
    Episode 5 — Lotus Eaters (**% in)
  • Quitting all languor Lionel cried in grief, in cry of passion dominant to love to return with deepening yet with rising chords of harmony.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (53% in)
  • There was an innate refinement, a languid queenly hauteur about Gerty which was unmistakably evidenced in her delicate hands and higharched instep.
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (7% in)
  • And sir Leopold sat with them for he bore fast friendship to sir Simon and to this his son young Stephen and for that his languor becalmed him there after longest wanderings insomuch as they feasted him for that time in the honourablest manner.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (12% in)
  • Bloom there for a languor he had but was now better, be having dreamed tonight a strange fancy of his dame Mrs Moll with red slippers on in a pair of Turkey trunks which is thought by those in ken to be for a change and Mistress Purefoy there, that got in through pleading her belly, and now on the stools, poor body, two days past her term, the midwives sore put to it and can't deliver, she queasy for a bowl of riceslop that is a shrewd drier up of the insides and her breath very heavy...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (31% in)
  • We gave shade on languorous summer days.
    Episode 15 — Circe (69% in)
  • Give shade on languorous days, trees of Ireland!
    Episode 15 — Circe (69% in)

There are no more uses of "languid" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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