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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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An engaging and extremely detailed window into the world of an artist's studio, the painting shows a young draughtsman absorbed in copying a languorously posed model.
Tidiani had met an albino singer down by the banks of the River Niger, the river that winds languorously through the city, and been impressed with the timbre of the young man's voice.
The youthful male figures lean languorously towards one another.
We can be certain that it is not a place where orcs roam free, international spies languorously sip chilled martinis, or glittering spacecraft explore the interstellar void.
She passes under immense billboards on which other women swoon in sexual ecstasy, cavort in lingerie or simply stretch out languorously, almost fully naked.
The huge print of 'Leila' by Frank Dicksee which hangs, with prints of other nineteenth-century Orientalist paintings, in an Istanbul coffee house, reassures us that the girl dressed in brightly coloured silk and reclining languorously on a tiger skin does not offend Eastern sensibilities.
Soft light from an old bronze chandelier casts a glow on the creamy curved walls, and you expect that any moment a sylphlike movie star from the 1920s will languorously descend, draped in whispering silk and strands of pearls.
Acclaimed cinematographer Chris Doyle's camera follows an introverted adolescent as he languorously skateboards in slow-motion swirls, avoiding the conflicts around him, which include a murder as well as his own troubled family.
Stretching exercises in the afternoon sun created no desire to run, just a longing to stop everything, to look up at the unfolding green of the trees, feel soft wind course through the grass, a desire to just lie there, stretching languorously, thinking of slowing things down, of putting my arm around my girlfriend, Michelle, touching the slight dampness around her waist as we walked in the warm sun after school on a day I skipped practice.
Refrigerator, 1957," the second song, begins languorously in 3/4.
Like the "ordinary room" he asks us to imagine in his languorously moving long poem "Falling Water," his poetry avails "a solitary space in which the soul can breathe / And where the heart can stay--not by discovering it, / But by creating it, by giving it a self-sustaining / Atmosphere of depth, both in the architecture, / And in the unconstructed life that it contains.
A Negro stands in a doorway with a toothpick, languorously agitating.