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Origin of desultory
OTHER WORDS FROM desultorydes·ul·to·ri·ly, adverbdes·ul·to·ri·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for desultory
The war council proceeded in a desultory fashion until finally a bulletin arrived reporting that the Enemy was most definitely headed straight for Bladensburg, a town just six miles northeast of the Capitol.
But, tired of playing, he had desultorily come round the fence, and was rambling up behind her.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
The public—still feeling dissatisfied—watched desultorily for a while the doings in the imperial tribune."Unto Caesar"|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Then I sit at my flat black desk and write desultorily for two or three or four hours.
I cursed desultorily with a smooth whispered flow of curses, because the circumstances seemed to demand it.
The ensuing half-hour seemed long to the girl; Filippo talked desultorily, but there were intervals of silence.Olive in Italy|Moray Dalton