desultory fashion

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  • 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
  • Here he spent seven happy years working in rather desultory fashion, so that he had his share of success and failure. Cited from Victorian Worthies, by George Henry Blore
  • For some little time our education progressed in a very desultory fashion. Cited from Six to Sixteen, by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • His arm was gone when he left us, and if he played ball any afterward, it was only in desultory fashion. Cited from A Ball Player's Career, by Adrian C. Anson
  • After you left school, at the age of sixteen, you pursued your studies in a desultory fashion at home. Cited from Running Water, by A. E. W. Mason [AKA: Alfred Edward Woodley Mason]
  • When peace was restored, the conversation went on in desultory fashion. Cited from The Daughters of Danaus, by Mona Caird
  • The boys and girls were still shouting for her in a desultory fashion. Cited from Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island, by Alice Emerson
  • Well-read in a desultory fashion, he wrote verses which were not without merit in their class. Cited from Letters and Journals, Vol. 2, by Lord Byron
  • Albert was on the look-out, attending to his duties in a somewhat desultory fashion. Cited from Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie
  • Matters were accordingly arranged on these lines, and for some minutes we continued chatting in desultory fashion. Cited from Right Ho, Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Many were away at supper, and those that remained were amusing themselves in a desultory fashion. Cited from Esther Waters, by George Moore
  • They were delivered in a desultory fashion, and in the afternoon at still less frequent intervals. Cited from The Siege of Kimberley, by T. Phelan
  • He wrote fiction and essays in desultory fashion and got a few things printed in the magazines. Cited from God Success,John Graham (David Graham Phillips
  • Rafe had read much more in a desultory fashion than Tom. Cited from The Old Lumberman's Secret, by Annie Roe Carr
  • At first the conversation was commonplace, and I related various experiences in a desultory fashion. Cited from Combed Out, by Fritz August Voigt [AKA: F.A.V.]
  • They chattered in this desultory fashion for a considerable time, till at last Madge rose and said they must go. Cited from The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, by Fergus Hume
  • Hostilities, however, continued in a desultory fashion for some time. Cited from The Land of the Black Mountain, by Reginald Wyon and Gerald Prance
  • Father and son chatted in a desultory fashion across the car, and I took the opportunity of studying the old gentleman. Cited from The Man with the Clubfoot, by Valentine Williams
  • They had been talking in a desultory fashion. Cited from The Triumph of John Kars, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • We walked through into the library, where a maid white-faced and frightened looking, was dusting in a desultory fashion. Cited from Bat Wing, by Sax Rohmer
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