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languid
used in Middlemarch

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lacking energy or relaxed or moving slowly
  • All this passed through his mind somewhat languidly, before he went up to see his uncle.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (31% in)
  • However, I'm going," Fred ended, languidly.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (29% in)
  • But for his insistence she would have taken no rest: her brightness was all bedimmed; unconscious of her costume which had always been so fresh and gay, she was like a sick bird with languid eye and plumage ruffled, her senses dulled to the sights and sounds that used most to interest her.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (40% in)
  • Mr. Casaubon had never had a strong bodily frame, and his soul was sensitive without being enthusiastic: it was too languid to thrill out of self-consciousness into passionate delight; it went on fluttering in the swampy ground where it was hatched, thinking of its wings and never flying.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (56% in)
  • Too languid to sting, he had the more venom refluent in his blood.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (86% in)
  • Will felt that his literary refinements were usually beyond the limits of Middlemarch perception; nevertheless, he was beginning thoroughly to like the work of which when he began he had said to himself rather languidly, "Why not?
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (30% in)
  • It was true that of late there had seemed to be a new languor of interest in Bulstrode about the Hospital; but his health had got worse, and showed signs of a deep-seated nervous affection.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (43% in)
  • When she did not make this answer, she listened languidly, and wondered what she had that was worth living for.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (20% in)
  • "Yes," she answered, laying down her work, which she had been carrying on with a languid semi-consciousness, most unlike her usual self.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (26% in)
  • But Rosamond on her side went on moving her fingers languidly.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (26% in)
  • With these exceptions she had sat at home in languid melancholy and suspense, fixing her mind on Will Ladislaw's coming as the one point of hope and interest, and associating this with some new urgency on Lydgate to make immediate arrangements for leaving Middlemarch and going to London, till she felt assured that the coming would be a potent cause of the going, without at all seeing how.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (39% in)
  • He said no more, but went up-stairs to Rosamond, who had but lately finished dressing herself, and sat languidly wondering what she should do next, her habitual industry in small things, even in the days of her sadness, prompting her to begin some kind of occupation, which she dragged through slowly or paused in from lack of interest.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (61% in)
  • Rosamond had been prepared for Will's visit, and she received him with a languid coldness which Lydgate accounted for by her nervous exhaustion, of which he could not suppose that it had any relation to Will.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (73% in)
  • Set free by their absence from the intolerable necessity of accounting for her grief or of beholding their frightened wonder, she could live unconstrainedly with the sorrow that was every day streaking her hair with whiteness and making her eyelids languid.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (94% in)

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