languorously


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lan·guor

 (lăng′gər, lăng′ər)
n.
1. Lack of physical or mental energy; listlessness: "the languor of the men, induced by the heat" (Herman Melville). See Synonyms at lethargy.
2. A dreamy, lazy, or sensual quality, as of expression: "the clarity of her complexion, the length and languor of her eyelashes" (Jhumpa Lahiri).
3. Oppressive stillness, especially of the air: the languor of a hot July afternoon.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from languēre, to be languid; see languish.]

lan′guor·ous adj.
lan′guor·ous·ly adv.
lan′guor·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.languorously - in a languorous manner; "he was sprawling languorously on the sofa"
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languorously

[ˈlæŋgərəslɪ] ADVlánguidamente

languorously

advträge; speakmit schläfriger Stimme; the soft, languorously sentimental mood of the poemdie weiche, schwül-sentimentale Stimmung des Gedichts; she stretched out languorouslysie räkelte or rekelte sich verführerisch
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At first Walter tries to ignore the man, reasoning that "in a city like New York you were bound to catch glimpses through the window," but then he convinces himself that "the fellow had been exhibiting himself; his intent was made very clear by the very way in which he moved his limbs, so slowly, so languorously.
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Then again, anyone who has had a companion animal--who has seen a house cat stretch out languorously in a patch of sunlight on a cold day, or a dog lie on its back begging to be scratched--would say the same about them, too.
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How I was cutting here the hollow reeds That talent tamed, when, on the glaucous gold Of distant verdures vowing their vines to the fountains An animal whiteness languorously sways: And to the slow prelude whence the pipes are born, This flight of swans--no