INDOLENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INDOLENT
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 a.  lazy; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  He had carried his cup to the fireplace, and stood leaning against the chimney-piece and looking down on her with an air of indolent amusement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  The waves, too, nodded their indolent crests; and across the wide trance of the sea, east nodded to west, and the sun over all.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
3  It is very curious to watch this harem and its lord in their indolent ramblings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
4  My window was open, and the earthy wind blowing through made me indolent.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: II
5  St. Clare was indolent and careless of money.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
6  To which, the butcher's boy: who appeared of a lounging, not to say indolent disposition: replied, that he thought not.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
7  In his hand he held a long, legal document which he was reading in an indolent fashion, blowing rings of tobacco smoke from his lips as he did so.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  And very little doses I found they were before long, for I never met people more indolent or more easily fatigued.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IV
9  Never having known mother or sisters, he was quick to feel the influences they brought about him, and their busy, lively ways made him ashamed of the indolent life he led.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER SIX
10  They were all thoughtless or indolent.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48
11  Telyanin was sitting in the same indolent pose in which Rostov had left him, rubbing his small white hands.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV
12  They are as heedless and as indolent as cats.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—AT BOMBARDA'S
13  For Ashley, spring was back again, that half- forgotten balmy spring of green rustlings and murmurings, a spring of ease and indolence, careless days when the desires of youth were warm in his body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
14  The lady's habits were marked by an Oriental indolence and disorder peculiarly trying to her companion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
15  We rode slowly, with a pleasant sense of Sunday indolence.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  Couch potatoes lead an indolent life lying back on their Lazyboy recliners watching Tv.
2  The sultry weather in the tropics encourages tourists to lead an indolent life.
3  After a sudden burst of activity, the team lapsed back into indolence.
4  To an active mind, indolence is more painful than labor.