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- The inattention and indolence of his manner2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Effects in the Bank (83% in)
indolence = slowness or laziness
- The gentleman he addressed, who was talking to Mrs. Bounderby on the sofa, got up, saying in an indolent way, 'Oh really?' and dawdled to the hearthrug where Mr. Bounderby stood.2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — Men and Masters (5% in)
- So James Harthouse reclined in the window, indolently smoking, and reckoning up the steps he had taken on the road by which he happened to be travelling.2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Explosion (7% in)
- 'An occasion, I am sure, not to be forgotten by myself in the course of Ages,' said Mr. Harthouse, inclining his head to Mrs. Sparsit with the most indolent of all possible airs.2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — Hearing the Last of It (13% in)
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