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languor

(lăng′gĕr) [L. languere, to languish]
A feeling of weariness or exhaustion as from illness; lack of vigor or animation; lassitude.
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Once the festivity ebbs, Patiala is back to being a languorous city with no one seeming in a rush to reach anywhere.
As all these shape-shifting characters enter, exit, and interact, they assume contrary affects, from staccato to languorous, to abrupt to floating, to assembly-line indifference.
Also joining Zero 7 on stage Sunday is Australian ice queen Sia Furler, whose languorous voice is probably most familiar for her song ``Breathe Me,'' which was featured in the final scene of the ``Six Feet Under'' series finale, and on the ``Six Feet Under: Everything Ends'' soundtrack album.
The languorous movements of cheetahs, whales and people seem choreographed to the New Age score.
There is, instead, a continued stream of soft, languorous relaxation.
E-mail pauses during transmission are not unlike the multiday "pauses" regular letters make on their languorous journey to a recipient's mailbox.
Pushers haunted certain street corners only blocks away, and watching their movements, whether erratic and jerky or more languorous and fluid, became a game to us kids, as we guessed whether they peddled cocaine or heroin.
With the help of the dress, Babette hopes to kindle the passions of her new love, Thomas, an anesthesiologist, whose languorous libido depends on the Viagra in his medicine cabinet.
Sensual, soft, and languorous on the palate, with deep, earthy notes.
In America, the beauty in the seraglio was more likely to be portrayed as an apple-cheeked matron than a languorous odalisque.
Calling to mind Balthus's languorous girls--painted decades later, of course--the work seizes on perspective as a means of forming perception.