But there was an initial lifelessness
in the silent bulk that gave the assassin momentary wonder.
Annushka went out, but Anna did not begin dressing, and sat in the same position, her head and hands hanging listlessly, and every now and then she shivered all over, seemed as though she would make some gesture, utter some word, and sank back into lifelessness
It was very heavy, and the lifelessness
of it shocked her.
Sometimes we go flying down the great canals at such a gait that we can get only the merest glimpses into front doors, and again, in obscure alleys in the suburbs, we put on a solemnity suited to the silence, the mildew, the stagnant waters, the clinging weeds, the deserted houses and the general lifelessness
of the place, and move to the spirit of grave meditation.
Frankenstein has daily declined in health; a feverish fire still glimmers in his eyes, but he is exhausted, and when suddenly roused to any exertion, he speedily sinks again into apparent lifelessness
Cities across the country have been debating those cozy amenities because they create the appearance of lifelessness
at street level.
Instead, there is a danger that he is viewed as the man who dragged the club back into a period of sustained lifelessness
not seen since the great Ibrox depression of the early 1980s.
Bryan and I had intruded, had stumbled upon, that glimpse of lifelessness
and through that had glanced that aspect of the grown-up world that was most ugly and fearful.
Failing that, little evidence exists for a shift that would shake up an industry that has, in a short period of time, become mired in its own lifelessness
, its own inability to get out of its own way.
Then she'd seen the curtain lift to show the stage she'd set for herself--the lifelessness
of a modern column, the idiocy of an arch, the lameness of a library where a hundred men could read and each one think Only I am reading.
There is a lifelessness
in his nonreaders and in his fastidious selective readers that clearly suggests that for him the act of reading or listening to literature is a sign of vitality and openness to development as a human being.
Researches conducted in this field have established that lifelessness
, tension and stress were significantly associated with smoking initiation among teenagers25.