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  • adjective superlative form of idle: most idle.

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Examples

  • Among the idler parts of Nibelungen discussions perhaps the idlest are the attempts made by partisans of Icelandic and German literature respectively to exalt or depress these two handlings, each in comparison with the other.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • My boyhood must have been one of the idlest on record ….

    Does Great Literature Help Children Become Prodigiously Productive Adults?

  • As soon as I began speaking she got impatient, as though I were wasting her time and she had important things to do, like the lawyer in whose eyes you see thoughts of billable hours, and who, even at his idlest, becomes a clock watcher in conversation, talking in quarter-hour increments.

    Beard

  • My boyhood must have been one of the idlest on record ….

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Even the idlest stroll through Cambridge, England, calls to mind a pantheon of great scientific minds, but none is greater than Isaac Newton, who revolutionized the world of “natural philosophy” while the rest of England was paralyzed by the plague.

    Flaws of Gravity

  • The need to save his health, added to natural inclination, have made him one of the idlest if the most revered Presidents known to American history.

    The Prize

  • And I throughout my youth was the idlest wight on the face of the earth; indeed, so great was my sluggishness that, if I lay at full length in the sultry season and the sun came round upon me, I was too lazy to rise and remove from the sun to the shade.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The need to save his health, added to natural inclination, have made him one of the idlest if the most revered Presidents known to American history.

    The Prize

  • But she was so incorporated with my existence, that it was the idlest of all fancies, and would soon rise out of my reach and sight, like gossamer floating in the air.

    David Copperfield

  • From a foal upwards this remarkable animal had been the idlest and most sluggish of his race.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

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