without spirit

See: languid
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I am indeed without spirit, the weakest of the Lord's vessels," Narau explained, the first day in the canoe.
The two mongrels were without spirit at all; bones were the only things breakable about them.
One night when tied to the mast, as I explained, we were pumping on, deafened with the wind, and without spirit enough in us to wish ourselves dead, a heavy sea crashed aboard and swept clean over us.
It's a question of filling your pockets, bank account and homes with "things" without spirit and soul.
I know he has to keep the players onside, but United are playing dreadfully and without spirit.
We were a team without spirit and character," said Karanka.
He admitted: "We were a team without spirit and character, especially in the first half.
Often inferior teams look to break up the game and get aggressive, they play without spirit or hope.
With pessimism hard to match or refute, he said the last stage of cultural development might best be described by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved.
He was never a "specialist without spirit and sensualist without heart.