Origin of listless
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OTHER WORDS FROM listlesslist·less·ly, adverblist·less·ness, noun
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How to use listless in a sentence
If you add too much water, or work it even a little too much, the gluten will get overexcited, and you will end up with something chewy and listless, rather than flaky and tender.America forgot how to make proper pie. Can we remember before it’s too late?|Megan McArdle|July 1, 2021|Washington Post
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, author of this year’s Successful Aging, says “that’s not an unreasonable interpretation,” but he doesn’t settle for the view that aging after 40 is a long and listless mosey to the grave.
Georgetown struggled from the field, but that didn’t excuse listless defense that was a step slow.Navy outhustles Georgetown, scores its first win over the Hoyas since 1977|Kareem Copeland|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
The sideline looked listless as Washington scored 13 unanswered points, eventually winning 20-9.Joe Burrow suffers serious knee injury, ending Bengals QB’s impressive rookie season|Sam Fortier|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
For a movement often derided for being listless or disorganized, it was remarkable to see a group of San Diegans so quickly establish a community, complete with food services, medical care, a small library and even a governing structure.No Unlawful Assembly Charges So Far Following Dozens of Arrests|Brittany Cruz-Fejeran and Ashly McGlone|October 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Jam is there because of the sudden death of her boyfriend, Reeve, and the listless state of major depression it throws her into.The Thrilling, Traumatic Lives of Teens: The Fall’s Best YA Fiction|Hugh Ryan|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I turned, my listless glance included the man below in the churchyard.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The New Republic enters the fray on the most important discussion of all time: Why do young people seem so listless?
The White House response to Tuesday's results has been listless at best.
Instantly Eudora, who had seemed so listless, woke up with all the hospitality of her Southern nature roused to action.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
She crept down the stairs as if listless and bored with everything, but her heart was beating thick and fast.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
One day, feverish and excited, he played on in monotone almost listless.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
The hours which he did not waste in listless indolence were divided between childish sports and childish devotions.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Instead of being confiding and happy, she seemed listless, forgetful, and nervous.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum