In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There's an enormous tension between indolence and languor.
- But even if population density is regarded as a reason for India's economic languor, it cannot be justified.
- Discussion of a common foreign and defence policy - an even more leisurely and circular debate than that on human rights and sovereignty - can never have the same fine careless languor it had before.
- A previously neutral note might gain an accent or portamento stress as the mood momentarily wakens into passion or leans into languor.
- He insinuates a languor of sun-mist and lustre into his modish Arcadia: a region of roses, felicitously painted, and ruins sketched on his Italian journeys, all against the backdrops of the opera-ballets of his time.
- The clean lines and beautifully minimalist room was built for languor and comfort, yet the atmosphere was buttoned-up with a starched collar.
- Yeats is prepared to try out the latest poetic fashions - Pre-Raphaelite languor with its confiscation of medieval surfaces, desacralised and airbrushed with momentary desire.
- The hedonistic pleasures of languor and warmth - going lightly dressed, swimming in balmy seas at dusk, talking and drinking under the stars - are just as appealing.
- Palmer grounds further mistrust in an awareness of the late hour of language, in anxiety regarding its itinerant languor and lapse, its reflecting gaze having decayed.
- For the non-appearance of satisfaction is suffering; the empty longing for a new desire is languor, boredom.
- My truck doesn't have sports-car driving dynamics but it has a kind of authoritative languor about it, just kind of suavely rolling along.
- With its lines of dialogue being few and far between, and its long, vast shots of the golden deserts and the cold white mountains, the film can be accused of languor, and even self-indulgence, at moments.
- The windswept Yorkshire hills, the terraced houses, dappled woods and shadowy interiors, help convey a warm summer languor.
- Not that the background was soft: Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow University would not exactly equip him with a look of effortless languor.
- Her eyes, he wrote, ‘were of a tawny black, full of exotic languor and coaxing softness’.
- The nugget of a good album resides within the languor and the lassitude presented here.
- Adolescent languor returns too, and a slower pace of life: lazing around all day talking, laughing, listening to music, skulking around so as not to get caught by adults.
- It is a taste for languor, the grotesque and the bizarre.
- I quickly succumb to the languor and indolence that harks back to a more leisurely era.
- Yet why not hope for a change in appetite, why not hope that vulnerability, doubt, languor, even feyness, might find a mass market once again?
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