1 At length, he began to languish for fresh air, and took many occasions of earnestly entreating the old gentleman to allow him to go out to work with his two companions.
2 They had seemed stiff and undetailed, but now there strode from them a personality, a personality unlike that of the languishing young man in the velvet jacket playing a dummy piano in a canvas room.
3 If he had expected to find her languishing, reproachful, or indulging in sentimental tears, he must have been greatly surprised.
4 His cheeks were the color of crushed grapes, and his dusky eyes glowed with a languishing fire.
5 He bowed himself out; and Mrs. Sparsit, hiding in the window curtain, saw him languishing down the street on the shady side of the way, observed of all the town.
6 The days were peaceful and serene; the nights brought with them neither fear nor care; no languishing in a wretched prison, or associating with wretched men; nothing but pleasant and happy thoughts.
7 I am certain of it; his languishing looks and modulated tones when addressing Mademoiselle Danglars fully proclaim his intentions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 77. Haidee.
8 This was a full-blown, very plump damsel, fair as waxwork, with handsome and regular features, languishing blue eyes, and ringleted yellow hair.
9 She was pale and fair, with long curls falling in profusion over her shoulders, had large, blue, languishing eyes, rosy lips, and hands of alabaster.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
10 Then it languished and lengthened, and became a waltz.
11 The robbery at the Bank had not languished before, and did not cease to occupy a front place in the attention of the principal of that establishment now.
12 Clym's boyish love for her might have languished, but it might easily be revived again.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
13 Before Father Madeleine's arrival, everything had languished in the country; now everything lived with a healthy life of toil.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
14 On her side, Cosette languished.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
15 A few other topics of general interest were introduced by Mr. Brooke and wet-blanketed by Mrs. Brooke, and conversation languished.