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languid
used in This Side of Paradise

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Definition
lacking energy or relaxed or moving slowly
  • Oh, to fall in love like that, to the languorous magic melody of such a tune!
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (81% in)
  • PREPARATORY TO THE GREAT ADVENTURE The train slowed up with midsummer languor at Lake Geneva, and Amory caught sight of his mother waiting in her electric on the gravelled station drive.
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (49% in)
  • Of all his class work only "L'Allegro" and some quality of rigid clarity in solid geometry stirred his languid interest.
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (91% in)
  • Oh, for a hot, languorous summer and Isabelle!
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (91% in)
  • Yet the world is full of 'dark silent men' and 'languorous brunettes' who haven't a brain in their heads, but somehow are never accused of the dearth."
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (23% in)
  • ST. CECILIA "Over her gray and velvet dress, Under her molten, beaten hair, Color of rose in mock distress Flushes and fades and makes her fair; Fills the air from her to him With light and languor and little sighs, Just so subtly he scarcely knows....
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (54% in)

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