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Origin of desultory
OTHER WORDS FROM desultorydes·ul·to·ri·ly, adverbdes·ul·to·ri·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for desultory
The Americans and their allies are carrying out a desultory air campaign in Syria that appears focused on support for the Kurds.
Yammara has been sleeping in desultory fashion with a student, Aura, who then turns up pregnant and moves in with him.Haunted by the Coca Leaf in ‘The Sound of Things Falling’|Susan Straight|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His closing argument was a “desultory mess,” so bad that he lost the case.Errol Morris’s “A Wilderness of Error” Revisits Jeffrey MacDonald Case|Raymond Bonner|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Most of that is the desultory ticky-tacky kind that litters the right side of people's Facebook profiles.
Libya sank into civil war with NATO's desultory participation taking it toward stalemate, maybe even break-up.
A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In the lulls, Robert and his mother exchanged bits of desultory conversation.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The exchange, however, was still the field where a desultory fight was kept up by the shareholders.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
And you will find I have a good deal of what you have, only mine in a perfectly desultory manner, as is necessary to 358 an exile.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Their desultory discourse was soon interrupted by their arrival at the cottage of Mr. Wharton.The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper