LANGUID in a Sentence

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For LANGUID, below is one of 69 sentences:
In appearance he was a man of exceedingly aristocratic type, thin, high-nosed, and large-eyed, with languid and yet courtly manners.

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 Meanings and Examples of LANGUID
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness
Classic Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
1  Ethan, with a touch of his whip, roused the sorrel to a languid trot.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IX
2  She could hardly remain in bed and look languid and make croaking noises until Aunt Pitty, Mammy and Uncle Peter were out of the house and on their way to Mrs. Bonnell's.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  She looked languid, full of a suffering sweetness; she carried a scent-bottle in her hand.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
4  It stunned them with its languid quiet.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
5  She thought of Madame Ratignolle, but knew that her fair friend did not leave the house, except to take a languid walk around the block with her husband after nightfall.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXV
6  Mrs. Highcamp hung with languid but unaffected interest upon the warm and impetuous volubility of her left-hand neighbor, Victor Lebrun.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
7  A warm and strong hand clasped the youth's languid fingers for an instant, and then he heard a cheerful and audacious whistling as the man strode away.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
8  Marie lifted her large eyes on her cousin with an air of some curiosity, and received her with languid politeness.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
9  Half an hour followed that would have been at least languid under any other circumstances, but Fanny's happiness still prevailed.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  "Of course you have seen my fire," she answered with languid calmness, artificially maintained.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
11  Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
12  In an instant Holmes had changed from the languid dreamer to the man of action.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
13  In appearance he was a man of exceedingly aristocratic type, thin, high-nosed, and large-eyed, with languid and yet courtly manners.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
14  "The case has certainly some points of interest," said he, in his languid fashion.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  Lucy was languid and tired, and slept on after we had been called.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  The anger intensified after the team's lacklustre World Cup performances; Mr Ozil is notoriously languid, at times almost apathetic.
2  Denuded of their social and political context, they serve, alongside Copacabana and the palm-fringed beaches of its northern coasts, as code for languid tropical hedonism, the brand identity of Brazil in the global tourist market.
3  Her siege of illness left her languid and pallid.
4  To his delight a familiar, tall, languid figure lowered itself down the steps of a club.