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  • n. Plural form of languishment.

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Examples

  • Under no circumstances must he lend himself to any additional blandishments or languishments in this field.

    An American Tragedy

  • But behold the metamorphosis; the anxious mean cares of an usurer are turned into the languishments and complaints of a lover.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • At last, after adventures which can scarcely have edified Ann Lang, Idalia abruptly "remember'd to have heard of a Monastery at Verona," and left Vicenza at break of day, taking her "unguarded languishments" out of that city and out of the novel.

    Gossip in a Library

  • One is a specimen of strong and massive architecture -- a dwelling for a warrior; but the other is of a lighter and more graceful construction, and was designed for those soft languishments of passion with which the fascinating Diane de Poitiers had filled the bosom of that voluptuous monarch.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 4 France and the Netherlands, Part 2

  • "Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming --" pealed the cornets, pumped the trombones, whipping it out, cracking it off, with a rigor of rhythm to shame all peace-time languishments --

    Kincaid's Battery

  • He fell into languishments attended with fever, and this he viewed as his summons.

    Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field

  • One is a specimen of strong and massive architecture — a dwelling for a warrior; — but the other is of a lighter and more graceful construction, and was destined for those soft languishments of passion, with which the fascinating

    Outre-mer

  • I know of no better security against the tyranny of fashion, against caprice, _ennui_, and the languishments of indolence, than a well stored mind.

    The Young Maiden

  • The duchess de Valencourt was a little lively brunette, far inferior to the countess of Torrington in beauty; yet she threw such bewitching glances of invitation from a pair of large black eyes, that the very vulnerable heart of the earl of Torrington was not proof against their artful languishments.

    Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments

  • Looks, which do not correspond with the heart, cannot be assumed without labour, nor continued without pain: the motive to relinquish them must, therefore, soon preponderate, and the aspect and apparel of the visit will be laid by together: the smiles and the languishments of art will vanish, and the fierceness of rage, or the gloom of discontent, will either obscure or destroy all the elegance of symmetry and complexion.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I

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