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 Meanings and Examples of LAGGARD
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laggard
 a.  slow; sluggish; wasting time
Classic Sentence:
1  The horns of the victors sounded merry and cheerful flourishes, until the last laggard of the camp was at his post; but the instant the British fifes had blown their shrill signal, they became mute.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
2  The lessons of yesterday had been that retribution was a laggard and blind.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 15
3  The remains of our regiment which had been in action rapidly formed up and moved to the right; from behind it, dispersing the laggards, came two battalions of the Sixth Chasseurs in fine order.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  The sailor had been taught not to be laggard in carrying out orders.
2  The congregation being fully assembled, now, the bell rang once more, to warn laggards and stragglers, and then a solemn hush fell upon the church which was only broken by the tittering and whispering of the choir in the gallery.