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Then it's no account talking," said the woman, suddenly growing quite calm; and, clasping her child tighter in her arms, she sat down on her box, turned her back round, and gazed listlessly into the river.
So I hasten to add that the mood was one of brief duration, and that no cold-water arguments were able to quench the fire which those eyes had set aflame within me, no daylight philosophy had any power to dispel the dream of a face which was now my most precious possession, as I once more took up my stick and listlessly pursued my way to Yellowsands.
He had been waiting in the porch for some time back, and Esther had been listlessly standing by his side.
Caderousse, then, was, as usual, at his place of observation before the door, his eyes glancing listlessly from a piece of closely shaven grass -- on which some fowls were industriously, though fruitlessly, endeavoring to turn up some grain or insect suited to their palate -- to the deserted road, which led away to the north and south, when he was aroused by the shrill voice of his wife, and grumbling to himself as he went, he mounted to her chamber, first taking care, however, to set the entrance door wide open, as an invitation to any chance traveller who might be passing.
Gyp was evidently uneasy, for he sat on his haunches, resting his nose on his master's stretched-out leg, and dividing the time between licking the hand that hung listlessly down and glancing with a listening air towards the door.
With your left hand you caressed him and kept him off, while your right, holding the parchment, was permitted to fall listlessly between your knees, and in close proximity to the fire.
Every one about this listless prince did what he had to do listlessly.
Does beat all how she kin do it," thought Wade, listlessly.
Lucy picked up the book and glanced at the title listlessly, Under a Loggia.
She listlessly placed her basket and bundle within the dog-cart, and stepped up, and they sat side by side.
But Ruth walked listlessly, blind to the glitter of it all.
The step drew nearer, and a guardian in a braided cap walked listlessly through the room like a ghost stalking through a necropolis.