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  • Then in a lower tone they resumed their desultory conversation. Cited from The Grandissimes, by George Washington Cable
  • The whole family went to the theatre a good deal, and enjoyed themselves together in their desultory explorations of the city. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • He found them also remarkable for their desultory and reckless habits. Cited from The Land-War In Ireland (1870), by James Godkin
  • In the course of their desultory playing they discussed the other Whipples. Cited from The Wrong Twin, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Thus he had found in toil the pleasure and reward athletes had in their desultory training. Cited from The Call of the Canyon, by Zane Grey
  • Our skirmishers began their desultory firing of the day before. Cited from History of Kershaw's Brigade, by D. Augustus Dickert
  • Bud reviewed mentally their desultory conversation and decided that he had accidentally been very discreet. Cited from Cow-Country, by B. M. Bower
  • Scenes very similar to those at Scheveningen and on the Rhine were enacted at later stages of their desultory journey. Cited from A Laodicean, A Story of Today, by Thomas Hardy
  • At first he thought they were undecided as to which course to pursue, but a few minutes more sufficed to show that this was not the reason for their desultory advance. Cited from Flower of the North, by James Oliver Curwood
  • In their desultory rambling they had reached, quite unconsciously, the large boulder at the roadside. Cited from A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready, by Bret Harte 10
  • He said no more at all about her health, nor did he touch upon any other intimate subject, but she had a very distinct impression that he did not cease to observe her closely throughout their desultory conversation. Cited from The Bars of Iron, by Ethel May Dell
  • Evening closed in, and found them still closeted together, with nothing to interrupt, and a large tankard of claret to sustain their desultory conversation. Cited from The Purcell Papers, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Other persons, on the other hand, possess little power to retain names, dates, quotations, and scattered facts; their desultory memory, as it is called, is very poor. Cited from How To Study and Teaching How To Study, F. McMurry
  • Consciousness of these disadvantages may have had much to do with the rigid secrecy which the delegates maintained before their desultory talks ripened into discussions. Cited from The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference, by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • At least twice they have seized the archipelago, at least once deserted it; and in the meanwhile the natives pursued almost without interruption their desultory cannibal wars. Cited from In the South Seas, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Their desultory fire, however, did not at first do any damage to those in the fortress, and the whites replied only occasionally, taking careful aim and winging an Indian at almost every shot. Cited from On a Torn-Away World, by Roy Rockwood
  • Once they paused in their desultory talk and listened to the lovely chorus of a West Indian evening, that low incessant ringing of a million tiny bells. Cited from The Conqueror, by Gertrude Franklin Atherton
  • So when, from the German line, came a quick sputt-sputt-sputt from a half-dozen sharpshooters' rifles, all three men looked up from their desultory game in real interest. Cited from Bruce, by Albert Payson Terhune
  • He placed his elephants in the front, in order that their desultory attack and insupportable violence might prevent the Romans from following their standards and preserving their ranks, on which they placed their principal dependence. Cited from The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2, by Various
  • The warfare of the first summer was, as might be expected, attended by various degrees of success, fortune quite as often favoring the red-men, in their desultory attempts at annoyance, as their more disciplined enemies. Cited from The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish,byJames Fenimore Cooper
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