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Sample sentences for the GRE study word indolence

indolence can be used as a noun

1.He is the most likable of all the types but his indolence sometimes strains even the love of his family to the breaking point. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.Certainly, after witnessing the culpable indolence manifested by M. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
3.Eliza generally took no more notice of her sister's indolence and complaints than if no such murmuring, lounging object had been before her. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.I saw she was sorry for his persevering sulkiness and indolence her conscience reproved her for frightening him off improving himself she had done it effectually. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.In the next place, drunkenness and softness and indolence are utterly unbecoming the character of our guardians. - from The Republic by Plato
6.He was one of those, who, liking work, knew how to do it, and despite his indolence would sometimes spend a whole night at his writing table. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.The noble indolence I'll teach thee then to treasure, And soon thou'lt be aware, with keenest thrills of pleasure, How Cupid stirs and leaps, on light and restless wing. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
8.His mother is angry at her loss of precedence among other women she is disgusted at her husband's selfishness, and she expatiates to her son on the unmanliness and indolence of his father. - from The Republic by Plato
9.the indolence and vanity of the rich is made to contribute, in a very easy manner, to the relief of the poor, by rendering cheaper the transportation of heavy goods to all the different parts of the country. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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