Effingham was by nature indolent
, confiding, and at times impetuous and indiscreet; but Marmaduke was uniformly equable, penetrating, and full of activity and enterprise.
But this superadded consciousness, wearying and annoying enough when it urged on me the trivial experience of indifferent people, became an intense pain and grief when it seemed to be opening to me the souls of those who were in a close relation to me--when the rational talk, the graceful attentions, the wittily-turned phrases, and the kindly deeds, which used to make the web of their characters, were seen as if thrust asunder by a microscopic vision, that showed all the intermediate frivolities, all the suppressed egoism, all the struggling chaos of puerilities, meanness, vague capricious memories, and indolent
make-shift thoughts, from which human words and deeds emerge like leaflets covering a fermenting heap.
It ate till it could eat no more; and then Manuel filled his pipe with some terrible tobacco, crotched himself between the pawl-post and a forward bunk, cocked his feet up on the table, and smiled tender and indolent
smiles at the smoke.
Having been on speaking terms with one of these persons,--an indolent
, good-for-nothing fellow, who went by the name of Take-it-easy,--I called him, and inquired what was his business there.
The only drawback to his complete well-being was the fact that he could not see Mattie from where he sat; but he was too indolent
to move and after a moment he said: "Come over here and sit by the stove.
She was indolent
, passive, the caustic even called her dull; but dressed like an idol, hung with pearls, growing younger and blonder and more beautiful each year, she throned in Mr.
Our hotel sits at the water's edge--at least its front garden does--and we walk among the shrubbery and smoke at twilight; we look afar off at Switzerland and the Alps, and feel an indolent
willingness to look no closer; we go down the steps and swim in the lake; we take a shapely little boat and sail abroad among the reflections of the stars; lie on the thwarts and listen to the distant laughter, the singing, the soft melody of flutes and guitars that comes floating across the water from pleasuring gondolas; we close the evening with exasperating billiards on one of those same old execrable tables.
of the indolent
, the incompetent, the unthrifty, the envious and the
Young Halpin was of a dreamy, indolent
and rather romantic turn, somewhat more addicted to literature than law, the profession to which he was bred.
It was perhaps only poverty that had forced him to write, and now that he was comfortably provided for he became more indolent
Partridge and his wife were therefore both obliged to submit to their fate; which was indeed severe enough: for so far was he from doubling his industry on the account of his lessened income, that he did in a manner abandon himself to despair; and as he was by nature indolent
, that vice now increased upon him, by which means he lost the little school he had; so that neither his wife nor himself would have had any bread to eat, had not the charity of some good Christian interposed, and provided them with what was just sufficient for their sustenance.
With thunder and heavenly fireworks must one speak to indolent
and somnolent senses.
As my Lady Crawley was not one of these personages, and a woman, moreover, so indolent
and void of character as not to be of the least consequence in her own house, Rebecca soon found that it was not at all necessary to cultivate her good will--indeed, impossible to gain it.
The lodger was Mr Verloc, indolent
, and keeping late hours, sleepily jocular of a morning from under his bed-clothes, but with gleams of infatuation in his heavy lidded eyes, and always with some money in his pockets.
The brother, who appeared at all times to stand in awe of his sister's authority, complied; though it was with a reluctance so evident, as to excite sneers, even among the unobservant and indolent
sons of the squatter.