LEISURELY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LEISURELY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  unhurried; slow; taking abundant time
Classic Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  Laurie leisurely departed to recover the lost property, and Jo bundled up her braids, hoping no one would pass by till she was tidy again.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
2  Passers-by probably thought them a pair of harmless lunatics, for they entirely forgot to hail a bus, and strolled leisurely along, oblivious of deepening dusk and fog.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
3  He looked at me before he proceeded: indeed, he seemed leisurely to read my face, as if its features and lines were characters on a page.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
4  After walking several miles in a leisurely manner, and too busy to know anything about it, they found at last, on examining their watches, that it was time to be at home.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 58
5  Hindley descended more leisurely, sobered and abashed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
6  She rang the bell till it broke with a twang; I entered leisurely.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
7  In a quiet bystreet a German band of five players in faded uniforms and with battered brass instruments was playing to an audience of street arabs and leisurely messenger boys.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
8  They were leisurely and perfumed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
9  Out of it, in leisurely fashion, got Lord Godalming and Morris; and down from the box descended a thick-set working man with his rush-woven basket of tools.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
10  The workman took off his coat leisurely and hung it on one of the spikes of the rail, saying something to a policeman who just then sauntered along.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
11  The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
12  He was kissing her now and his mustache tickled her mouth, kissing her with slow, hot lips that were so leisurely as though he had the whole night before him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
13  Supplied with these facts, Lily leaned awhile over the side, giving herself up to a leisurely enjoyment of the spectacle before her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
14  She liked the smell of hot earth and clean grease; and the leisurely chug-a-chug, chug-a-chug of the trucks was a song of contentment in the sun.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  Like fashionables, they are for ever on the move in leisurely search of variety.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
2  Most people only have a limited amount of leisure time.
3  Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
4  Whale-watching has become a growth leisure industry.
5  As for me, if I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk at my leisure toward a spring of fresh water.
6  Swimming pools usually come under 'leisure centres' in the telephone directory.
7  The money will enable us to upgrade the town's leisure facilities.
8  The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
9  None but a wise man can employ leisure well.
10  This concept may be equally applicable in other sectors, such as services and information-ultimately producing more leisure time.
11  He put the idea by until he was at leisure to consider it carefully.
12  What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
13  Most people now enjoy shorter working hours and more leisure time.
14  Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, leisure, and liberty.
15  Idle folks have the least leisure.