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listless
used in Oliver Twist

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lacking energy and normal enthusiasm
  • He appeared somewhat reassured, on beholding her in the same listless attitude from which he had first roused her.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (55% in)
  • He had been crouching on the step for some time: wondering at the great number of public-houses (every other house in Barnet was a tavern, large or small), gazing listlessly at the coaches as they passed through, and thinking how strange it seemed that they could do, with ease, in a few hours, what it had taken him a whole week of courage and determination beyond his years to accomplish: when he was roused by observing that a boy, who had passed him carelessly some minutes before, had...
    Chapter 8 — Oliver Walks to London. He encounters on the Road a.... (35% in)
  • A jailer stood reclining against the dock-rail, tapping his nose listlessly with a large key, except when he repressed an undue tendency to conversation among the idlers, by proclaiming silence; or looked sternly up to bid some woman 'Take that baby out,' when the gravity of justice was disturbed by feeble cries, half-smothered in the mother's shawl, from some meagre infant.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (68% in)
  • I know how listlessly and wearily each of that wretched pair dragged on their heavy chain through a world that was poisoned to them both.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (31% in)

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