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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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BEIRUT: Of all the musics performed in this town, it is arguably jazz that most needs the languorous inhalation of cigarette smoke by players onlookers alike.
Once the festivity ebbs, Patiala is back to being a languorous city with no one seeming in a rush to reach anywhere.
Another is John Selya, looking like a gambler right out of Guys and Dolls, with the languorous Holley Farmer, who is like catnip to the men.
When we speak--me in a Manhattan office, him at home in Maui--the conversation goes nowhere near his languorous and awesome new album, Closer to the Bone.
Their languorous, yet assertive shapes, offer a perfect balance.
intense' and the outward lassitude, the languorous pose and the drooping limb were a sure sign of the cultivation of the inner life of intentsified sensation.
THE languorous dog days of summer are upon me as I write this editorial.
For example, in Hour Glass, 2007, he pulses a languorous rhythm in a pair of glass jars filled with blue ink, alternately illuminated by coiled neon tubes submerged in the dark liquid.
Finding himself slipping into the humid and languorous way of life on Unguja, the main island, he took the opportunity to learn the history and culture of the coral archipelago from within.
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.
The languorous movements of cheetahs, whales and people seem choreographed to the New Age score.