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  • n. Plural form of languor.


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  • Even so it languors in the care of a separate, bureaucratized agency.

    Amb. Peter Bridges: Streamline, Don't Swell, Our Foreign Affairs Machine

  • Politicians have powerful response reflexes that pick up on a key word in the question and play back a practiced response, but Mr. McCain blushed and winced, a lovely vulnerable moment that in the languors of July went unappreciated.


  • We understand citizens, who, feeling the weakness of human nature, its perverseness, and its misery, seek some prop to support it through the languors and horrors of this life.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He thought that he could remember to have heard it said in early days, long before he himself had had an idea of marrying, that no man should look for a wife from among the tropics, that women educated amidst the languors of those sunny climes rarely came to possess those high ideas of conjugal duty and feminine truth which

    He Knew He Was Right

  • His books are full of brilliant talk — talk real and convincing enough in its purport and setting, but purged of the languors and fatuities of actual commonplace conversation.

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Signs by moonlight, long embraces, tears flowing over yielded hands, all the fevers of the flesh and the languors of tenderness could not be separated from the balconies of great castles full of indolence, from boudoirs with silken curtains and thick carpets, well-filled flower-stands, a bed on a raised dias, nor from the flashing of precious stones and the shoulder-knots of liveries.

    Madame Bovary

  • A virile new Britain cannot continue indefinitely to be traduced in the eyes, or rather ears, of the world by the effete languors of Langham Place, brazenly masquerading as “standard English.”

    Politics and the English Language

  • Little Oskar's tin drum rattled up an authentic rhythm for postwar Germany, while the mystical doings of the Buendía clan expressed both the seething passions and the melancholy languors of tropical Colombia.

    On the Fatal Shore

  • Standardized air smooths out their mood swings; no more the daydreaming languors of June, the restless busyness of October, the foreboding before a storm, harking for distant thunder; no more the quick dash to close up against the coming rain.

    WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories

  • It was Clementi's unique historical position -- together, of course, with the special bent of his enormous gifts -- that enabled him to temper and qualify classical forms with both the contrapuntal rigors of the vanished Baroque age and the harmonic languors of the dawning Romantic age.

    Finished Symphonies


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