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Sample sentences for the GRE study word listless

listless can be used as a adj

1.His listless limbs unable for the course. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.He appeared somewhat reassured, on beholding her in the same listless attitude from which he had first roused her. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3.The troops meanwhile stood growing listless and dispirited. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4.Her pretty face was wan and listless her hair uncurled some locks hanging lankly down, and some carelessly twisted round her head. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.Let me see it." He took up the paper in a listless way, but his attention instantly became riveted, and he gave a little cry of satisfaction. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
6."What can one say about it" replied the prince in a cold, listless tone. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.After some days spent in listless indolence, during which I traversed many leagues, I arrived at Strasbourg, where I waited two days for Clerval. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
8.They all had a listless and dreary air of waiting somebody's pleasure, and the most talkative of the ladies had to speak quite rigidly to repress a yawn. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9.Hotchkiss, but--I--er--regret to say there seems to be no prospect of--er--compromise." He paused, and to his surprise her listless "company" face lit up with an adorable smile. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various

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