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How to use idleness in a sentence

Ordinarily, she says, the camps are places of profound idleness.
PAIRING ECONOMICS WITH EMPATHY TO STUDY LIFE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLDALISSA GREENBERGAUGUST 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts, and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.
JUNETEENTH, EXPLAINEDFABIOLA CINEASJUNE 17, 2021VOX
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.
THE NATIONALS DIDN’T SEEK THIS PAIN, BUT THEY MIGHT BE GROWING FROM ITTHOMAS M. BOSWELLAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
And, though they didn’t know it at the time, it was just the beginning of a long period of idleness and uncertainty.
‘SIX’ SEEMED BOUND FOR BROADWAY GLORY. THEN A PANDEMIC SHUT IT DOWN ON OPENING NIGHT.PETER MARKSMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
THERE’S A RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO BE BOREDSARA CHODOSHJANUARY 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Make no mistake, commuting is still my favorite part of the day, but not because the idleness is a welcome change.
PODCASTS AND INTERNET MARKETING: ARE YOU MISSING THE BOAT?NASIRABADI REZAJULY 30, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Competing stores needlessly occupy the time of hundreds of thousands of employees in a mixture of idleness and industry.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
But when all is said about the horror of idleness the broad fact remains that the hours of work are too long.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The boys have his presence, not only as a check to idleness or noise, but as an encouragement to industry.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
I in these speculations will consumeMy idleness; because the truth, when known,Though sad, has yet its charms.
THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO IDLENESS

  • bootlessness
  • emptiness
  • frivolousness
  • fruitlessness
  • hollowness
  • idleness
  • ineffectiveness
  • ineffectuality
  • meaninglessness
  • pointlessness
  • senselessness
  • unprofitableness
  • uselessness
  • vainness
  • vanity
  • worthlessness
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