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  • n. The quality or state of being a laggard.


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From laggard +‎ -ness.


  • Though his mount makes a valiant try, when I draw rein several miles hence it is to tease him for his laggardness.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • The second one had stayed somewhat longerlong enough, anyway, to torture the hindmost driver for his laggardness.


  • Since autonomy had already been achieved by all the other major and many of the minor armies of Europe, this statement was clearly intended to impress upon the French their laggardness. 28

    William B. McAllister - Fighting Reformers: The Debate over the Reorganization of The French Military Medical Service 1870-1889.

  • That was not in servility but in hope, fatal though laggardness would be.

    Inconstant Star

  • Lan muttered about the laggardness of their travel, but it was he who set the pace and forced the rest to keep it.

    The Eye of the World

  • We see this in the Nonaligned Movement, which includes states with left, center, and right governments, but which face the same problesm: unequal trade exchange, a huge foreign debt, economic laggardness.


  • The last words were whispered hurriedly, and there was no time to respond, but Allyne's face shone as the ladies greeted them, with merry reproaches for their laggardness, and soon all were seated, quietly listening to Mrs. Poinsett, who was an excellent reader.

    All Aboard A Story for Girls

  • Yet there was reluctance in his steps as he approached the door of "15," a laggardness he could not explain, but which vanished swiftly enough at

    Keith of the Border

  • Additionally, Kaine had been forewarned about Virginia's laggardness., almost six months after enactment of the Recovery Act, in putting to work Recovery Act highway funds, "wrote Rep. Oberstar.

    Virginia Virtucon


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