LISTLESS's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of listless
Definition:
a. lacking in spirit or energy to exert effort
Example:
We had expected him to be full of enthusiasm and were surprised by his listless attitude.
Sentence in Classic:
His soul was fattening and congealing into a gross grease, plunging ever deeper in its dull fear into a sombre threatening dusk while the body that was his stood, listless and dishonoured, gazing out of darkened eyes, helpless, perturbed, and human for a bovine god to stare upon.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
All the demoniacal force of the man masked behind that listless manner burst out in a paroxysm of energy.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But now this head was swaying helplessly with the uneven movements of the bearers, and the cold listless gaze fixed itself upon nothing.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Natasha had no desire to go out anywhere and wandered from room to room like a shadow, idle and listless; she wept secretly at night and did not go to her mother in the evenings.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Black robber bees are swiftly and stealthily prowling about the combs, and the short home bees, shriveled and listless as if they were old, creep slowly about without trying to hinder the robbers, having lost all motive and all sense of life.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I had been out, one day, loitering somewhere, in the listless, meditative manner that my way of life engendered, when, turning the corner of a lane near our house, I came upon Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He appeared somewhat reassured, on beholding her in the same listless attitude from which he had first roused her.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Here was, after all, something that her charming listless hands could really do; she had no doubt of their capacity for knotting a ribbon or placing a flower to advantage.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I passed whole days on the lake alone in a little boat, watching the clouds and listening to the rippling of the waves, silent and listless.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
He told Ellen privately that it was a broken heart that made Scarlett so irritable and listless by turns.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He had left the lists immediately when the conflict ceased, and had been observed by some spectators to move down one of the forest glades with the same slow pace and listless and indifferent manner which had procured him the epithet of the Black Sluggard.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context