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- I lolled on my back and worked on my tablecloth listlessly, to preserve my mother's fantasy that I'd be getting married one day, and after a while it began to draw me in.Book 2 — Revelation (67% in)
- Ruth May remained listless while I explored my thoughts and finished up her braids.Book 3 — Judges (36% in)
- The old flatbed ferryboat had been functional just the day before, the commercant claimed, but now it bobbed listlessly on the opposite shore in spite of his piercing whistles and waving arms.Book 5 — Exodus (12% in)
There are no more uses of "listless" in The Poisonwood Bible.
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