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Shall we form our customs on the principle that labor is degrading, and indolence genteel?
A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMYCATHERINE ESTHER BEECHER
Accustomed to a warm climate and to a life of indolence, they find themselves perfectly comfortable and happy in the new country.
Indolence benumbs his feeble intellect, and inflames his passions.
Indolence is a prevailing vice, and its lamentable effects are everywhere visible.
THE IRON FURNACEJOHN H. AUGHEY
In the end the Count dismissed the entire band for indolence and disunion.
SEBASTIAN BACHREGINALD LANE POOLE
I believe his profession of philosophic contemplation is assumed, because it is the easiest excuse for indolence.
From indolence, or some other cause, I neglect to give the information, and merely attend to my own safety.
THOUGHTS ON MISSIONSSHELDON DIBBLE
May I not pass by thy great appeals, and prefer to purchase at a great cost my indolence and dissipation.
LEAVES OF LIFEMARGARET BIRD STEINMETZ
But in Holland activity destroys, in Germany indolence nourishes, romance.
THE PILGRIMS OF THE RHINEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
The crow blackbird, seized with a fit of indolence, drops its eggs in the cavity of a decayed branch.
IN THE CATSKILLSJOHN BURROUGHS

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