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 Meanings and Examples of LASSITUDE
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lassitude
 n.  state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness
Classic Sentence:
1  She questioned him intelligently, she heard him submissively; and, prepared for the look of lassitude which usually crept over his listeners' faces, he grew eloquent under her receptive gaze.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
2  As she leaned back before him, her lids drooping in utter lassitude, though the first warm draught already tinged her face with returning life, Rosedale was seized afresh by the poignant surprise of her beauty.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
3  It was tediousness made tangible, a street builded of lassitude and of futility.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  Her rapid footsteps shook her own floors, and she routed lassitude and indifference wherever she came.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
5  ; and at night, dripping with perspiration, overwhelmed with lassitude, their green caps drawn over their eyes, to remount, two by two, the ladder staircase of the galleys beneath the sergeant's whip.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
6  At intervals, as he combated his lassitude, he made an effort to recover the mastery of his mind.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
7  Her lassitude helped on the barricade.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
8  His lassitude was now such that he was obliged to pause for breath every three or four steps, and lean against the wall.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T...
9  He had no particular design or plan before him: no energetic wickedness ruffled his lassitude.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
10  So she went on, the air around her pulsating silently, and oppressing the earth with lassitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 5 The Journey across the Heath
11  Here she sat for twenty minutes or more ere she could summon resolution to go down to the door, her courage being lowered to zero by her physical lassitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 5 The Journey across the Heath
12  At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured, and I threw myself on the bed in my clothes, endeavouring to seek a few moments of forgetfulness.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
13  Kutuzov still in the same place, his stout body resting heavily in the saddle with the lassitude of age, sat yawning wearily with closed eyes.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
14  Their head fell back, and their arms fell, as if their arms and their thin white neck were stricken suddenly with a great lassitude.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWO
Example Sentence:
1  After a massage and a long soak in the hot tub, I gave in to my growing lassitude and lay down for a nap.