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Outside the door of the anaesthetizing-room Miss Harrison's languor vanished.

Under her mask of languor, Carlotta's heart was beating wildly.

Moderation is the languor and sloth of the soul, Ambition its activity and heat.

"I think I will go in," says Charlotte, with a pretence of languor.

No languor, no dull headache, no exhaustion, follows your experience.

From the eighth month she fell into a fever, into exhaustion and languor.

But languor at last overcame her, and she fell into gentle slumber.

Frank Dalton was awake, but in all the languor of great debility.

On waking in the morning we all p. 263experienced languor and lassitude.

Who is he that would not, under such circumstances, sink into languor?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "disease, distress, mental suffering," from Old French langor "sickness, weakness" (Modern French langueur), from Latin languorem (nominative languor) "faintness, feebleness, lassitude," from languere "be weak or faint" (see lax). Sense shifted to "faintness, weariness" (1650s) and "habitual want of energy" (1825).

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