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Nevertheless, leaning back in his chair, he had allowed a large white handkerchief to depend gracefully from his fingers--a pose at once suggesting easy and elegant langour.
The mark of a sophisticated adult boudoir is one that entices you in, seducing you with its promise of langour and comfort, but it's hard to relax and make the most of it if all you can see is mess that doesn't belong there.
In truth, when the animal spirits are regenerated in niggardly supply, and at the same time are devoured on account of the continuous quasi-ecstasy of the mind in the brain, by degrees partly the voluntary motions and partly the natural [motions], grow quiet, langour of the whole arises, the circulation of the blood loses vigor .
There is neither voluptuousness nor langour about them.
The cause of this langour is no secret; it comes of indulgence in sexual passion and the image sums up for him the modern pursuit of godless, fleshly pleasure.
The hot day could suggest that this is a post-coitum langour, and the rhyme word laid might not be as innocent as a reader might originally assume it to be.
When he agrees to this, his hands are released, and he is sent to heal and convert other Jews: "Ye Jewys that langour in this gret infyrmyte / Belevyth in Crist Jesu and ye schal haue helthe" (464-65).
The film's unhurried surface, all quotidian tarry and erotic langour, begins to roil with portentous incident and unspoken sorrow when the lovers leave the city for an afternoon tryst in the forest (emblematically set on the Thai-Burmese border; borderlines are a key motif in Weerasethakul's work).
The good duc of gloucestre in the season Of the parlement at Bury beyng, Was put to deth; and ay sith gret mornyng Hath ben in Ingeland, with many a scharp schoure, Falshode, myschyef, secret synne upholdyng Which hath caused in Engelend endelez langour.
Chabrier's Espana rhapsody was directed with such exuberance by Sakari Oramo and delivered so robustly by players (uninhibited bassoon and trombone solos especially enjoyable) that sudden Spanish langour was by-passed (but not missed) in the blistering momentum.
of good dope, a brief langour burnishing the groin.