of desultory

114 examples (0.03 sec)
  • 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
  • However there was the result -- a certain amount of desultory information. Cited from Delia Blanchflower, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • A good deal of desultory firing went on for several hours. Cited from The Siege of Kimberley, by T. Phelan
  • Then followed a pleasant half-hour of desultory talk. Cited from The Fortunate Youth, by William J. Locke
  • His long parliamentary career has been characterized as one of desultory warfare. Cited from The American Union Speaker, by John D. Philbrick
  • And still later, after an evening of desultory reading and talking, she suggested that they leave their bedroom doors open. Cited from Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby, by Kathleen Norris
  • A sort of desultory warfare succeeded, and continued for a year without any decisive results. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII, by John Lord
  • That night, she experienced a couple of desultory air attacks.
  • So opened the series of desultory conversations here set down. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858, by Various
  • The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change. Cited from The World's Best Poetry, Volume 10, Ed. by Bliss Carman
  • She took him to task for not going to church more regularly, and pointed out to him the evils of desultory reading. Cited from The Descent Of Man & Other Stories,Wharton
  • 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
  • After nearly an hour of desultory fire Harman withdrew with the wind in his favor.
  • At the end of two or three years of desultory application he gave up the notion of becoming a painter, and took to literature. Cited from Thackeray, by Anthony Trollope
  • Evening closed with a deal of desultory gunfire, which continued spasmodically all night. Cited from The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad, by Edward John Thompson
  • He is not lacking in the culture of desultory reading, and when he chooses to do so can bear himself like a gentleman. Cited from Lights and Shadows of New York Life, by James D. McCabe
  • The three brothers and the sister sat round the desolate breakfast table, attempting some sort of desultory consultation. Cited from England, My England, by D.H. Lawrence
  • After a few moments of desultory conversation, Flora left the room. Cited from A Romance of the Republic, by Lydia Maria Francis Child
  • But this procedure after a few more years of desultory lighting was again found to be unsatisfactory. Cited from Artificial Light, by M. Luckiesh
  • After a few months of desultory instruction young Abraham knew all that these vagrant literati could teach him. Cited from Abraham Lincoln: A History V1, by Nicolay & Hay
  • Next »