How To Use Listlessness In A Sentence

  • It struck him that the truly characteristic thing about modern life was not its cruelty and insecurity, but simply its bareness, its dinginess, its listlessness. Nineteen Eighty-four
  • Rather than titillate or horrify, MTV's Skins elicits a certain acedia -- a lingering spiritual listlessness or torpor that the ancients counted among the Seven Deadly Sins. Cathleen Falsani: MTV's Skins: Suffer The Little Children
  • But can't we have a little listlessness in our lives, some sloth, a dollop or two of drowsiness?
  • There is a sort of listlessness -- or, perhaps, more properly, reverie -- in which many indulge, which is as sinful as it is unprofitable; and there are modes of thinking and subjects of thought, which are, to say the least, unworthy of a rational, intelligent and immortal spirit. The Young Woman's Guide
  • For example, schizophrenia often is characterized by a deficit syndrome that includes anhedonia, listlessness, and general impoverishment of thought, speech, and affect.
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  • Cally had stood listening with a kind of numbed listlessness, ready to go at the first opportunity, now that the real purpose of the interview was discharged. V. V.'s Eyes
  • Despite a mystifying listlessness of manner, so strange in a girl of fifteen, she charmed him.
  • Doctors do not know how many relapsed into mental listlessness or took the extreme step.
  • For listlessness and boredness and nothing-to-do-ness are the best of soils for the breeding of the worms that never stop gnawing. Mary Marston
  • Common population, especially for those with symptoms of bad appetite, pale face , listlessness and excretory difficulty.
  • But her deflated bearing and tone is also a touch obvious - labored, you might say, in its listlessness.
  • Possible reactions to immunisation against diphtheria and tetanus and pertussis include fever, vomiting, and listlessness.
  • Possible reactions to immunisation against diphtheria and tetanus and pertussis include fever, vomiting, and listlessness.
  • Will you understand, I wonder, the excitement that possessed me when, plunged deep in the listlessness of despair, I opened my writing-table drawer, and found a fair and splendid ten-franc piece that shone like a rising star, new and sparkling, and slily hiding in a cranny between two boards? The Magic Skin
  • Re-write men "helloed" indignantly into telephones, repeating with sudden listlessness the pregnant details of the news pouring in; and scribbling it down on sheets of paper ... "dead Grant park bullet unknown 26 yrs silk stockings refinement mystery. Erik Dorn
  • There was no looking at watches, no stifled yawning, no uneasy change of position, no watching the clock; strangers visiting the chapel listened, at first, from real interest, with a feeling that by-and-by they would relapse into their usual listlessness, but before they had time to _relapse_, behold the sermon was done. The Old Stone House

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