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He was a man of few words, who gave his lesson conscientiously but without enthusiasm, arriving as the clock struck and leaving on the minute.
It is an occupation which a man not desperately subject to sea-sickness can be imagined to follow with content, without enthusiasm, with industry, without affection.
In those rare flashes of semi-consciousness which sometimes come to the fever-stricken, he reckoned himself a dying man and contemplated the end of all things without enthusiasm and without regret.
Travers greeted Aynesworth without enthusiasm. Her eyes were resting upon the empty place which Wingrave had just vacated.
Three men sat in at stud-poker, but they played with small chips and without enthusiasm, while there were no onlookers.
It's not much changed," he answered without enthusiasm.
I have served them without enthusiasm -- God knows that I estimated them at their real value, and that they are not high in my esteem -- but on principle.
The duke seized the hand of the king, but without enthusiasm, without joy, as he did everything.
However, accept what I propose to you as an initiation into Parisian life -- a life of politeness, visiting, and introductions." Monte Cristo bowed without making any answer; he accepted the offer without enthusiasm and without regret, as one of those conventions of society which every gentleman looks upon as a duty.
"I saw him," said Penfentenyou, without enthusiasm.
"Yes," he said without enthusiasm, "they will come.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. The way of life is wonderful; it is by abandonment.