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The first four games of their season were canceled, creating a seven-day gap between their last exhibition and Opening Day — idleness aplenty to damage the timing of every hitter and warp the regimen of every pitcher.
And, though they didn’t know it at the time, it was just the beginning of a long period of idleness and uncertainty.
As long as you can engage with it in a healthy way—such that boredom prompts you to engage in beneficial behaviors—you should try to spend some of your time in idleness.
Make no mistake, commuting is still my favorite part of the day, but not because the idleness is a welcome change.
Competing stores needlessly occupy the time of hundreds of thousands of employees in a mixture of idleness and industry.
But when all is said about the horror of idleness the broad fact remains that the hours of work are too long.
The boys have his presence, not only as a check to idleness or noise, but as an encouragement to industry.
I in these speculations will consumeMy idleness; because the truth, when known,Though sad, has yet its charms.
It is weakness which makes us hate an enemy and seek revenge, and it is idleness that pacifies us and causes us to neglect it.
No, Mr Admer,” said Kennedy, “my idleness springs from very different causes.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR

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