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languid
used in One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Definition
lacking energy or relaxed or moving slowly
  • He did everything with direct and decisive movements, in contrast to his languid look.
    Chapter 18 (50% in)
languid = relaxed
  • Although it was pitiful to see them with their sunken stomachs and languid eyes, the children survived the journey better than their parents, and most of the time it was fun for them.
    Chapter 2 (26% in)
  • Jose Arcadio felt his bones filling up with foam, a languid fear, and a terrible desire to weep.
    Chapter 2 (38% in)
  • She was a languid little frog, with incipient breasts and legs so thin that they did not even match the size of Jose Arcadio's arms, but she had a decision and a warmth that compensated for her fragility.
    Chapter 2 (80% in)
  • He had the same languor and the same clairvoyant look that he would have years later as he faced the firing squad.
    Chapter 3 (61% in)
  • Ursula recognized in his affected way of speaking the languid cadence of the stuck-up people from the highlands.
    Chapter 7 (11% in)
  • Even though the child was languid and weepy, with no mark of a Buendia, he did not have to think twice about naming him.
    Chapter 10 (0% in)
  • The gringos, who later on brought their languid wives in muslin dresses and large veiled hats, built a separate town across the railroad tracks with streets lined with palm trees, houses with screened windows, small white tables on the terraces, and fans mounted on the ceilings, and extensive blue lawns with peacocks and quails.
    Chapter 12 (17% in)
  • Ursula felt tormented by grave doubts concerning the effectiveness of the methods with which she had molded the spirit of the languid apprentice Supreme Pontiff, but she did not put the blame on her staggering old age or the dark clouds that barely permitted her to make out the shape of things, but on something that she herself could not really define and that she conceived confusedly as a progressive breakdown of time.
    Chapter 13 (1% in)
  • Ursula would remember him always as she said good-bye to him, languid and serious, without shedding a tear, as she had taught him, sweltering in the heat in the green corduroy suit with copper buttons and a starched bow around his neck.
    Chapter 13 (30% in)
  • Meme's room became filled with pumice-stone cushions to polish her nails with, hair curlers, tooth-brushes, drops to make her eyes languid, and so many and such new cosmetics and artifacts of beauty that every time Fernanda went into the room she was scandalized by the idea that her daughter' s dressing table must have been the same as those of the French matrons.
    Chapter 14 (18% in)
  • The woman of every day, the one with her head held high and with a stony gait, did not arrive, but an old woman of supernatural beauty with a yellowed ermine cape, a crown of gilded cardboard, and the languid look of a person who wept in secret.
    Chapter 18 (40% in)
  • He was ruddy and languid with a startled look and weak lips.
    Chapter 18 (47% in)
  • At that time he had finished with the tight pants and the silk shirts and was wearing an ordinary suit of clothing that he had bought in the Arab stores, but he still maintained his languid dignity and his papal air.
    Chapter 18 (74% in)

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