was desultory

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  • The third one, delivered towards the evening of that same day, was desultory. Cited from The Passing of the Frontier, Emerson Hough
  • With nothing of interest in sight, talk between them was desultory. Cited from Treasure and Trouble Therewith,by Geraldine Bonner
  • But their talk at dinner was desultory and rather serious. Cited from Bambi, by Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • They sat almost in silence; what talk they exchanged was desultory. Cited from Tales of the Wilderness, by Boris Pilniak (pseud.)
  • At first she heard little that bore upon herself, for the conversation was desultory, about the weather and general village topics. Cited from Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary Wilkins Freeman#2
  • There was desultory talk until the caller got up to go. Cited from Success, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • His reading had been desultory, and not extensive; and the habit of composition had not been formed in early life. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 51, January, 1862, by Various
  • For an hour there was desultory fighting, then it ceased. Cited from The Long Roll, by Mary Johnston
  • There was but little fighting, and that little was desultory. Cited from Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century, by Various
  • As his health was delicate his education was desultory, and at sixteen he began to study law but without much seriousness. Cited from The Short-story, by William Patterson Atkinson
  • The conversation was desultory until the door opened, admitting the Secretary of State. Cited from The Enchanted Canyon, by Honore Willsie Morrow
  • The talk was desultory and for the most part led nowhere. Cited from Under Handicap, by Jackson Gregory
  • Their conversation for a few minutes was desultory. Cited from Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • His reading was desultory; in fact, everything he did was desultory. Cited from Mark Rutherford's Deliverance,by M. Rutherford
  • Artillery fire had been desultory during this march; the big guns that had rolled their thunder miles and miles were now silent. Cited from The Desert of Wheat, by Zane Grey
  • There was desultory shelling by both sides till darkness fell, but we felt sure that neither side suffered any casualties from that source. Cited from The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry, by F.L. Morrison
  • We would say their method was desultory, were it not for the fact that they were always thorough in all that they undertook. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Scientists. by Elbert Hubbard
  • He knew nothing accurately: his reading had been desultory; nor had he meditated deeply on what he had read. Cited from Misc Writings and Speeches, Lord Macaulay V3 of 4
  • But all this was desultory business, and I always desired a more definite obligation. Cited from Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography, by George William Erskine Russell
  • He was then an old man, and in broken health; the speech attempted little in the way of argument, and was desultory beyond belief. Cited from Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography, by George William Erskine Russell
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