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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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These scenes were much-needed moments of relief from the high-octane, smiles-all-round dance routines and the opposing brooding and languor.
Under the new measures and as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to push his "dynamic activation of all citizens" campaign, to tackle Japan's rapidly aging and shrinking population, a panel of experts have been convening on implementing new policy measures to be announced next week, against a backdrop of worsening economic languor amid concerns in some quarters that the government's solutions are short-sighted.
The opening scene, with its Spanish languor, made the strongest impression, with a beautifully sung women's chorus.
Her long limbs cut through the air with precision, not languor; a great physical comedian, she also carries herself with intense emotional restraint.
The vigour of spring, the activity of summer, the languor of autumn and the dying year, the confinement and relaxation of winter are proper to every form of animal life, and man can live contentedly in this routine, sharing it with the sun and the moon, the trees and plants, upon which he depends for his sustenance, and the animals, both domestic and wild, with which he must live in close proximity.
Lady Gregory and WB Yeats' symbolic drama Cathleen ni Houlihan (the titular character played with pallid languor by Madelaine Smart) is an early 20th-century Nationalist call to arms made through a 1798 revolution drama.
In his first chapter, Fremy points out, for example, that visual representations of the poet (sketches, sculptures, photos) when considered together, show a complex character, with some depicting an energy and vitality clearly at odds with the languor and listlessness traditionally associated with much of his early poetry; while in La Bonne Chanson, usually considered Verlaine's happiest and most positive recueil, Fremy underlines the expression of an anguish and negativity more typical of Poemes saturniens.
Parsi artist Katayun Saklat paints languor into her people.
For the young Charles Ryder, inactivity is a charmed garden opening onto a new world ("the languor of Youth ...
Abbey also hyped a book he titled, "The Sexual System and its Derangements'': "It tells about Manhood, Womanhood, Sex, Beauty, Marriage, Nervous and Sexual Debility, languor, tiresome feelings, unsociability, bashfulness, cowardice, irritable temper, forgetfulness, gloomy forebodings, unfitness for business, inability to reason or concentrate the mind or meet the gaze of others, unfixedness of purpose, trembling, staggering, pasty skin, hollow eyes, blunted sense, scanty beard, and a thousand symptoms which usher in Palsy, Idiocy, Insanity and all kinds of diseases.''
Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering.