1 Suddenly her expression changed from desultory enjoyment to active conjecture, and she turned to Selden with a question.
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2 Hitherto he had found, in her presence and her talk, the aesthetic amusement which a reflective man is apt to seek in desultory intercourse with pretty women.
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3 It was mid-April, and one felt that the revelry had reached its climax and that the desultory groups in the square and gardens would soon dissolve and re-form in other scenes.
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4 In the lulls, Robert and his mother exchanged bits of desultory conversation.
5 The talk was much more desultory than when only the cronies were there, and everybody was a bit bored, for the weather was bad, and there was only billiards, and the pianola to dance to.
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6 She did not speak many words; and as for him, something had been just done and some words had been just said on the hill which prevented him from beginning a desultory chat.
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7 In these desultory ramblings she passed the cottage of Susan Nunsuch, a little lower down than her grandfather's.
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8 Our client appeared to have taken fresh heart at the little glimpse of hope which had been presented to him, and he even broke into a desultory chat with me over his business affairs.
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9 She entreated that there might be no more searching; but it was still sought for, in a desultory way, until she was quite well, and the company took their departure.
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10 To mend the matter, Hamlet's aunt had the family failing of indulging in soliloquy, and held forth in a desultory manner, by herself, on every topic that was introduced.
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