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  • n. Common misspelling of languor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An old form of languor.


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  • She had forgotten, or did not care to recall, a certain langour and depression of spirits which in some measure dimmed for her the brightness of the picture, but which were to give place to the highest joy she had yet known.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • The individual feels impelled by a kind of langour just to walk over the fallen leaves, to look in the gardens for unnoticed, forgotten apples, and to listen to the cries of the cranes flying south.

    Tales of the Wilderness

  • Miss Mary was alone in the last scene, she looked really beautiful, she will make a belle when she is grown, she is tall and (unconsciously) a little haughty in her expression, her complexion is very fair and sometimes enlivened by a peachlike bloom, her mouth is small and she has very full red lips, her eyes hazel with a kind of langour in them which is very charming, her eyebrows beautifully arched and of the same reddish golden color as her hair; altogether she is at times very pretty, and if she would only cultivate her mind she might be beautiful, as it is her greatest

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • As commander of the army Washington had witnessed the inefficiency of the Continental Congress and could see the steadily “increasing langour of our associated republics.”


  • Then the smith went away, whilst the Kazi fell down on his bed and became sick of langour for her sake, and on like wise fared it with the other three Kazis and assessors.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So they all four rode throughout the city, seeking her, but could hit on no trace of her and returned to their houses, sick for love, and lay down on the bed of langour.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The scent swings from apple-pie wholesomeness to spicy hookah langour, all on a sinful amber vanilla background; I want to devour it.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • It has that kind of late Summer evening langour which makes a perfect environment for the human mating ritual how's that for being clinical!

    This Week's Weegee #29

  • He said one evening to me, in a fit of langour, ‘Sir, we have been harrassed by invitations.’

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Indeed, as Martin walked behind him to the bar – room, he could not help thinking that the great square major, in his listlessness and langour, looked very much like a stale weed himself; such as might be hoed out of the public garden, with great advantage to the decent growth of that preserve, and tossed on some congenial dunghill.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit


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