about listlessly

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  • But the little child seemed to have no home, and wandered about listlessly from street to street. Cited from The Children's Book of Christmas Stories
  • We will now return to the more refined groups sitting and lying about listlessly on the poop deck. Cited from Mark Seaworth, by William H.G. Kingston
  • Many died, and those who lived were so ill, that they cared for neither food nor drink, and dragged themselves about listlessly. Cited from The AEsop for Children, by AEsop
  • I wandered about listlessly and exchanged small talk disconsolately with numbers of people. Cited from Indiscreet Letters From Peking, by B. L. Putman Weale
  • She wandered about listlessly; she was quite alone. Cited from Lucia Rudini, by Martha Trent
  • For a time they wandered about listlessly, vacantly staring each other in the face, and it seemed as though they were about to submit without a struggle. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 18, No. 110, December, 1866, by Various
  • She went into town and wandered about listlessly, not knowing where to go, till nearly twelve o'clock, and the streets were gradually emptying themselves of their crowds. Cited from Madame Midas, by Fergus Hume
  • He wandered about listlessly that afternoon, avoiding the crowded Big, and bending his steps rather to the unfrequented meadows by the river. Cited from The Willoughby Captains, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • The hour was in our favour, for the blacks were lying about listlessly, resting themselves after the fatigues of procuring the food of which they had just made a meal. Cited from Australian Search Party, by Charles Henry Eden
  • He seemed to stand about listlessly, speaking in a good-natured way to this or that person when it was easier than not to do so; but, on the whole, indifferent to all which went on about him. Cited from Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White Volume II
  • I have seen hundreds of men together, just escaped from destruction by earthquake, moving about listlessly with veiled eyes, yawning as if they were dropping with sleep, and saying childish things when they spoke at all. Cited from Whosoever Shall Offend, by F. Marion Crawford
  • The town where many foreigners lived, who walked about listlessly in their white linen clothes, ghastly pale, with dark rings beneath their eyes, who stifled in the heat and thought of Home, ten thousand miles away. Cited from Civilization, by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  • There he roamed about listlessly from country to country, for many years, acquiring a certain desultory culture, and buying, so far as his income would permit, every thing he saw which he thought Mercy would like. Cited from Mercy Philbrick's Choice, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • He was not in the playground, where we wandered about listlessly for a quarter of an hour before dinner, nor was he to be seen when presently we assembled in the memorable parlour for our mid-day repast. Cited from My Friend Smith, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • The poor woman was sitting by the fire with one twin on her lap, and the other on a chair by her side, and a larger child was in the corner by the fire, looking heavy and ill, while others of different ages lounged about listlessly. Cited from The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations by Charlotte Yonge
  • They stalked about listlessly, gaunt looking, with sunken cheeks and glaring eyes, which reminded one of a hungry ravenous beast. Cited from History of Kershaw's Brigade, by D. Augustus Dickert
  • Some of the assembly appeared to take considerable interest in what was said, and every now and then showed they did by devout hums and groans; but the generality evidently took little or none, staring about listlessly, or talking to one another. Cited from Wild Wales by George Borrow
  • The next day I was anxious, restless, and unable to eat; and could do nothing but roam about listlessly, or lie on the couch, thinking of her, and making the excuse of a bad headache. Cited from Hindoo Tales, Translated by P. W. Jacob
  • Crowded on every part of the deck, and even down in her hold, were the crew of the man-of-war, lolling about listlessly and sadly, or conversing with grave looks about the catastrophe which had deprived them so suddenly of their floating home. Cited from Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader, by R. M. Ballantyne
  • He lived it down as one lives down every sorrow and every joy; and when in the fulness of time, after a series of years in which he went about listlessly in a soft felt hat and an unsatisfactory collar, he married, it was to Priscilla's capital that he went for his honeymoon. Cited from The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight, by Elizabeth von Arnim
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