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used in Of Human Bondage

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lacking plan or purpose; or half-hearted
  • In a desultory way he had read a good deal of philosophy, and he looked forward with delight to the leisure of the next few months.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (19% in)
  • Philip saw several fellows with a desultory, timid look dawdling around, and surmised that, like himself, they were there for the first time.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (55% in)
  • The incessant chatter of the morning dwindled now to desultory remarks.
    119-120 — Chapters 119-120 (14% in)

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