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Sample sentences for the GRE study word idle

idle can be used as a adj
idle can be used as a verb
idle can be used as a noun

1.Believe me, it is no idle curiosity. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
2.Rove idle unimploid, and less need res. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
3.This must be the gossip of idle tongues. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
4.All courage down thir idle weapons drop'. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
5.'There you are, at your idle tricks agai. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6."As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
7.These were idle considerations-- beside the point. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.There are far too many idle men in London as it is. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
9.With nothing to show to devise from its idle years. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
10.That idles in the wanton summer air. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
11.He was nice in his eating, uncertain in his hours fond of his child, though affecting to slight it and idled away the mornings at billiards, which ought to have been devoted to business. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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