Its execution was the work of a life prolonged through the languor and dissolution following so soon upon the promise of the new era, during which time the past became glorified by contrast with the disheartening aspect of the present.
He feels the increasing languor of the time as well as the languor of advancing years, and seeks to encourage younger men to take up the role of lyrical poetry, while he devotes himself to the contemplation of the true art of living.
Anger and bitterness had preyed upon me continually for weeks and a deep languor had succeeded this passionate struggle.
Being strongly in favour of peace, Pelham carried on the war with languor and indifferent success, but the country, wearied of the interminable struggle, was disposed to acquiesce in his foreign policy almost without a murmur.
His whole life was indeed one continued illness, but in this part of it his pain and languor had greatly increased.
It was regarded as doubtful whether his health could withstand the severity of English winters, and the delicacy of his physique and the languor of his manner helped to create the impression that, however great his intellectual powers might be, he had neither the bodily strength nor the energy of character requisite for a political career.
A languor of motion and speech, resulting from weakness, gave her a distinguished air which inspired respect.
In the expression of his face, in his movements, in his walk, scarcely a trace was left of his former affected languor and indolence.