desultory

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  • I went and sat down beside him and we fell into desultory conversation. Cited from Margot Asquith, An Autobiography: Volumes I & II
  • We have been fighting in a desultory kind of way for the last week here. Cited from With Rimington, by L. March Phillipps
  • A good deal of desultory fighting took place at first, without any marked result upon either side. Cited from The Story Of Ireland, by Emily Lawless
  • After a little desultory conversation, he came at once to the object of his visit. Cited from Clemence, by Retta Babcock
  • Out at the front the fight still went on, but in a desultory way. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, June 1876, Vol. 17, No. 102, by Various
  • It is a road which one has read of as the centre of some desultory fighting. Cited from Letters from France, by C. E. W. Bean
  • And then, after a little more desultory conversation, he rose to go. Cited from Innocent, by Marie Corelli
  • During the next three years his life was rather desultory. Cited from Victorian Worthies, by George Henry Blore
  • He had studied but little; he had read much, but in a desultory way. Cited from Without a Home, by E. P. Roe
  • But, without a doubt, something would come out of the desultory talk by-and-by. Cited from Mary Gray, by Katharine Tynan
  • The third one, delivered towards the evening of that same day, was desultory. Cited from The Passing of the Frontier, Emerson Hough
  • Much has been learned since, although all the observations have been of a desultory character. Cited from Darwiniana, by Asa Gray
  • He had been desultory, but never before had he had much reason or warning against it. Cited from David Harum, by Edward Noyes Westcott
  • Her father began to take up his books again, though in a desultory, half-hearted way. Cited from Thyrza, George Gissing
  • He is thoroughly well read, though his reading may be somewhat desultory. Cited from Dutch Life in Town and Country, by P. M. Hough
  • A week's desultory waiting, however, suddenly brought an episode that turned his mind in another direction. Cited from The Genius, by Margaret Horton Potter
  • With nothing of interest in sight, talk between them was desultory. Cited from Treasure and Trouble Therewith,by Geraldine Bonner
  • As for my education it was limited, and I may say desultory. Cited from The Autobiography of Methuselah, by John Kendrick Bangs
  • Another half-hour, and the firing still continued, though in a more desultory fashion. Cited from The Rising of the Red Man, by John Mackie
  • I here end these desultory but necessary details to address the reader in a few final words. Cited from 1000 Nights and a Night, Vol. 1, Tr. by Burton
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