desultory remarks

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  • But I must bring these desultory remarks to a break-off. Cited from Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father. . .Youngest Sister, by Grant
  • We shall conclude these desultory remarks with a few which have been used by us on a former occasion. Cited from Oliver Goldsmith, by Washington Irving
  • While their elders were talking, the young people, after a few desultory remarks, found themselves drawn into conversation. Cited from A True Hero, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • All that I mean to offer is a collection of desultory remarks upon a most interesting portion of Greek literature. Cited from Misc Writings and Speeches, Lord Macaulay V1 of 4
  • We passed a few desultory remarks, and then he asked whether I intended to leave early after breakfast or stay for lunch. Cited from Up in Ardmuirland, by Michael Barrett
  • The other three dropped back together and exchanged desultory remarks. Cited from Arizona Nights, by Stewart Edward White
  • And now to bring these desultory remarks to a practical conclusion. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 9, July, 1858, by Various
  • We will however venture, though with unfeigned diffidence, to offer some desultory remarks on his poetry. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V2
  • In short, your librarian would need to be in some way touched with the malady which has been the object of these desultory remarks. Cited from The Book-Hunter, by John Hill Burton
  • Conversation lagged after that, except for desultory remarks, and presently Dale bade the girls good night and left them. Cited from The Man of the Forest, by Zane Grey
  • These somewhat desultory remarks may suffice to trace the origin of the value set upon the Violin both as a work of art and as a musical instrument. Cited from The Violin, by George Hart
  • If I would have you remember anything I have said in these desultory remarks, it would be to remember at this critical hour in the nation's history we must not be divided. Cited from Woodrow Wilson As I Know Him, By Joseph P. Tumulty
  • Neither shall we attempt a regular analysis of the character of the poet, but will indulge in a few desultory remarks in addition to those scattered throughout the preceding chapters. Cited from Oliver Goldsmith, by Washington Irving
  • A light was flashed swiftly into my eyes, and desultory remarks which suddenly escaped me were rudely interrupted by shrill screams. Cited from Across China on Foot, by Edwin Dingle
  • Still, in answer to some pertinent questions, we will offer a few desultory remarks, beginning with the end, as it were -- the return of the mourner to the world. Cited from Manners and Social Usages, Mrs. J.M.E.W. Sherwood
  • We have already spoken of the gratifying character of what he termed his desultory remarks and of the cordially enthusiastic manner in which both the orator and his address were received. Cited from Speeches of the Honorable Jefferson Davis, 1858
  • On the day in question she prepared an unusually good dinner, and the farmer had enjoyed it in spite of Mrs. Mumpson's presence and desultory remarks. Cited from He Fell In Love With His Wife, by Edward P. Roe
  • General La Fayette, since deceased, laid the corner-stone, and Daniel Webster made a few desultory remarks which I cannot now recall. Cited from Remarks, by Bill Nye
  • The incessant chatter of the morning dwindled now to desultory remarks. Cited from Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The invitation under which I now speak, having been given and accepted this evening, I have no power to do more than to offer you desultory remarks on such subjects as my visit to the Fair have suggested, and which may occur to me as I progress. Cited from Speeches of the Honorable Jefferson Davis, 1858
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