Her rapid footsteps shook her own floors, and she routed lassitude
and indifference wherever she came.
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude
overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
The flame flickers in the eye; the eye shines like dew; it looks soft and full of feeling; it smiles at my jargon: it is susceptible; impression follows impression through its clear sphere; where it ceases to smile, it is sad; an unconscious lassitude
weighs on the lid: that signifies melancholy resulting from loneliness.
Numbness and lassitude
crept upon her, and she was beginning to hope that she was only dreaming it all when he roused her by saying,
, and the sense of unexpected comfort, made that mass of men inaccessible to every thought but that of rest.
It was a day of lassitude
too, hot and close, with, I am told, a rapidly fluctuating barometer.
Some close observers, indeed, detected a feverish flush and alternate paleness of countenance, with corresponding flow and revulsion of spirits, and once or twice a painful and helpless betrayal of lassitude
, as if she were on the point of sinking to the ground.
the weather, neither too warm nor too cold, but of that happy temperature which stirs the blood, without bringing the lassitude
They could only have come from the old man at my side, and yet he sat now as absorbed as ever, very thin, very wrinkled, bent with age, an opium pipe dangling down from between his knees, as though it had dropped in sheer lassitude
from his fingers.
As if fired by his own words, he took a sort of leap at the ledges of the rock above him, and scaled them with a sudden agility in startling contrast to his general lassitude
Guppy, who has an inquiring mind in matters of evidence and who has been suffering severely from the lassitude
of the long vacation, takes that interest in the case that he enters on a regular cross- examination of the witness, which is found so interesting by the ladies that Mrs.
The half-hour in the hot-rooms I used to count but a strenuous step to a divine lassitude
of limb and accompanying exaltation of intellect.