some desultory

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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • There was only some desultory firing at long range between parties posted at either end of the streets. Cited from The Downfall, by Emile Zola
  • There had been some desultory fighting in Virginia, he said, also there were a great many sick soldiers in the army. Cited from Ailsa Paige, by Robert W. Chambers
  • It may be of interest to put together some desultory jottings on this important topic. Cited from The Book of Delight, by Israel Abrahams
  • After some desultory conversation, the Director inquired how long he had known Montanelli. Cited from The Gadfly, by E. L. Voynich
  • After some desultory talk, I endeavored to describe as best I could the characters of this interesting family. Cited from Stories of Modern French Novels: Scribners Ed.
  • Early in life he does some desultory work in casual occupations. Cited from Crime: Its Cause and Treatment, by Clarence Darrow
  • We had received some desultory information from persons we had fallen in with about the wharves, which in a measure influenced our course. Cited from Jack in the Forecastle, by John Sherburne Sleeper
  • She was calmly and courteously received, and, after some desultory conversation, entered upon her delicate mission. Cited from Prince Eugene, by Louisa Muhlbach
  • Some desultory effort was put into attacking the CH stations, especially during the opening stages of the Battle.
  • The three men, after some desultory talk about common friends and the ordinary London subjects, fell to talking about their work and their fighting in France. Cited from The Loudwater Mystery, by Edgar Jepson
  • After the complete rupture of my home ties, I began some desultory globe trotting. Cited from The Secrets of the German War Office, A.K. Graves
  • He received no education except some desultory instruction at a school held in the Wesleyan chapel, which he supplemented by private study.
  • 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
  • Wortley could not but admit the justice of my request, and, after some desultory conversation, we parted. Cited from Arthur Mervyn, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • The cross-examination of this witness and some desultory firing by the opposed counsel ended the day's proceedings. Cited from Lewis Rand, by Mary Johnston
  • After some desultory teaching to help his brothers, he passed irregularly through the Divinity School, his studies often interrupted by serious ill-health. Cited from The American Spirit in Literature, by Bliss Perry
  • After some desultory chat concerning the various sights in Rome, the visitors departed. Cited from A Romance of the Republic, by Lydia Maria Francis Child
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