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languid
used in The Magic Mountain

9 uses
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Definition
lacking energy or relaxed or moving slowly
  • The young people—totally languid, stuffed with roasts and desserts, all slightly feverish—chatted, joked, and flirted with their eyes.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (60% in)
  • ...nonchalant, reasonable way, his voice a little hollow and monotone, with just a hint of Plan—or even if you just saw him there, so blondly correct, his hair nicely trimmed, his head with the stamp of something classic about it, his air cool and languid, suggesting an inherited, unconscious arrogance, then you could not doubt that this Hans Castorp was an honest, unadulterated product of the local soil, superbly at home in it—even he himself, had he ever actually considered the matter,...
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (16% in)
  • And when at that same moment the glass door on his left slammed shut with a bang and a rattle, just as it had at first breakfast, he did not flinch as he had earlier that morning, but merely grimaced languidly.
    3.5 - Clarity of Mind (86% in)
  • "You are aware," Herr Settembrini replied languidly, "what store I set by these artifacts.
    5.5 - Encyclopedia (39% in)
  • ...(long after the Bad Russian couple had left the adjacent balcony), was in part the magic of the winter night, particularly since until eleven it was interwoven with music drifting up, now near, now far, from the valley—but primarily it was languor and excitement, both at once and in combination: the languor and weary inertia of his body and the busy excitement of a mind that could find no rest in its preoccupation with the new and fascinating studies the young man had recently taken...
    5.7 - Research (23% in)
  • ...after the Bad Russian couple had left the adjacent balcony), was in part the magic of the winter night, particularly since until eleven it was interwoven with music drifting up, now near, now far, from the valley—but primarily it was languor and excitement, both at once and in combination: the languor and weary inertia of his body and the busy excitement of a mind that could find no rest in its preoccupation with the new and fascinating studies the young man had recently taken up.
    5.7 - Research (23% in)
  • "Greetings, boys!" he said in a dull voice that was a further indication of a very languid mood—melancholy, general resignation.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (27% in)
  • The familiar blend of languor and excitement— which was the constant condition of a Berghof guest whose acclimatization consisted of his getting used to not getting used to things—had grown so strong in both component pans that it was no longer even a question of his taking prudent action against such attacks.
    6.7 - Snow (55% in)
  • "It is only a hypothesis so far," Hans Castorp said languidly.
    7.6 - The Great Stupor (18% in)

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