desultory conversation

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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
  • After a little desultory conversation, he came at once to the object of his visit. Cited from Clemence, by Retta Babcock
  • And then, after a little more desultory conversation, he rose to go. Cited from Innocent, by Marie Corelli
  • It served to open a desultory conversation which had no bearing at all upon the object of his visit. Cited from Every Man for Himself, by Hopkins Moorhouse
  • Upon this followed some desultory conversation, during which I took some observations of the room. Cited from Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood, G. MacDonald
  • After a little desultory conversation he asked me if there was anything in which his advice or experience could be of use. Cited from The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte
  • After some desultory conversation I told him who I was and how I came to be there. Cited from Biography of a Slave, by Charles Thompson
  • The two friends kept up a desultory conversation, but Barbican did not hear them. Cited from All Around the Moon, by Jules Verne
  • It first took the form of a desultory conversation on devotion to a cause. Cited from The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8), by Guy de Maupassant
  • The time is spent in desultory conversation with friends, in listening to music, or such entertainment as has been provided. Cited from Our Deportment, by John H. Young
  • She barely heard the desultory conversation about her: she felt as if her life was beating itself out against those red windows. Cited from The Philanderers, by A.E.W. Mason
  • "Then our desultory conversation must be finished another time." Cited from Miss Prudence, by Jennie Maria (Drinkwater) Conklin
  • But he, too, had had a revelation which the somewhat desultory conversation had done something to press home upon him. Cited from The Mummy and Miss Nitocris, by George Griffith
  • Then in a lower tone they resumed their desultory conversation. Cited from The Grandissimes, by George Washington Cable
  • One last pipe, a little desultory conversation, and then bed. Cited from The Argosy, Vol. 51, No. 4, April, 1891, ed. by Charles W. Woods
  • They rode slowly up the pleasant road under the great trees, from time to time engaging in a desultory conversation. Cited from For Love of Country, by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • It was too hot to indulge in any but the most desultory conversation. Cited from My Brilliant Career, by Miles Franklin
  • After a little more desultory conversation, they adjourned to the drawing-rooms. Cited from Gryll Grange, by Thomas Love Peacock
  • After some desultory conversation, the Director inquired how long he had known Montanelli. Cited from The Gadfly, by E. L. Voynich
  • They sat together for an hour in desultory conversation and Agatha Lord certainly interested the two younger girls very much. Cited from Mary Louise, by Edith van Dyne
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