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Languidly he listened to the words that floated over the people, and held them mute.

"I don't think that can be so," Thorpe reasoned, languidly, from his corner.

"I must say he has made haste," said Lady Lackington, languidly.

"I have no curiosity in the matter," said Maitland, languidly.

"You 'll see enough, perhaps too many such," said the Count, languidly.

"You shall have a road made, if you wish it," said the Prince, languidly.

"If you touch that bell, they 'll bring it," said Augustus, languidly.

"I would to Heaven we could exchange," sighed Upton, languidly.

"I cannot frame even a conjecture," sighed Upton, languidly.

"You hear the Abbé, ladies," she said languidly, sitting back again.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Middle French languide (16c.) and directly from Latin languidus "faint, listless," from languere "be weak or faint," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack" (see lax). Related: Languidly; languidness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LANGUIDLY

leisurely

adverbcasually, unhurriedly
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