from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Growing languid or tired.
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It would be, I then fancy, that stimulation which my capricious, languid, and languescent study needs.
He confesses that he sometimes craves 'that stimulation which every capricious, languid, and languescent study needs.'
July Monday, scarcely has the signal-cannon boomed; scarcely have the languescent mercenary Fifteen Thousand laid down their tools, and the eyes of onlookers turned sorrowfully of the still high Sun; when this and the other Patriot, fire in his eye, snatches barrow and mattock, and himself begins indignantly wheeling.
et fient ipso tristia fata loco; nec mea consueto languescent corpora lecto,