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A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
In the lulls, Robert and his mother exchanged bits of desultory conversation.
The exchange, however, was still the field where a desultory fight was kept up by the shareholders.
And you will find I have a good deal of what you have, only mine in a perfectly desultory manner, as is necessary to 358 an exile.
Their desultory discourse was soon interrupted by their arrival at the cottage of Mr. Wharton.
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By 8.0 the musketry and the shelling began to slacken down although there was a good deal of desultory shooting.
Everything seemed as usual; Uncle Lambert, in evening dress, was playing desultory snatches from Ruddigore.
Ever since the Kinghamstead election I had maintained what seemed a desultory friendship with Isabel.
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The schools must see to it that the desultory and dissipating methods of reading, so prevalent in the home, are not encouraged.
Adopting a desultory system of warfare, he obliged them to recross the Apure, having lost half their original numbers.

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