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a self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity

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In sooth, my pretty idler, what are your own proper duties, unless to write to the handsome Raoul?
Should any one seem inclined to enlist, there were officious idlers and busybodies, of that class who are ever ready to dissuade others from any enterprise in which they themselves have no concern.
Among the idlers about the train, most of whom were puffing cigars which they had lighted at the flame of the crater, I was perplexed to notice several who, to my certain knowledge, had heretofore set forth by railroad for the Celestial City.
His face was lined with headwork, for alone among the three idlers in the garden he was a man who had made his own way; and round his bald brow and hollow temples clung dull red hair, quite flat, like plates of copper.
As there were no men in the company the girls danced at first with each other, but when the hour for the close of labour drew on, the masculine inhabitants of the village, together with other idlers and pedestrians, gathered round the spot, and appeared inclined to negotiate for a partner.
George as "General," she gave him her arm, to the great entertainment of some idlers who were looking on, he was so discomposed and begged me so respectfully "not to desert him" that I could not make up my mind to do it, especially as Miss Flite was always tractable with me and as she too said, "Fitz Jarndyce, my dear, you will accompany us, of course.
In due course one by one the idlers got up and sauntered back to the meadow where supper was cooking.
To listen to conversation about such things would mean to be bored, wherefore the idlers decree that such things are shop and must not be talked about.
Tiger-Face said they could become guards if they wanted to, and many of them did, and thereafter they did no work except to poke spears in the men who did work and who grumbled at feeding so many idlers.
Happily for herself, her neighbors on either side were no idlers.
That's the way these young idlers employ their long hours.
He folded me in his great strong arms, and he gave me a kiss which must certainly have been heard by the idlers waiting for the bride and bridegroom outside the church door.
No one comes or stays in the government offices but idlers, incapables, or fools.
It is no easy task to understand unfamiliar blood; I hate the reading idlers.
Sabin joined a fresh group of idlers under the palms.