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Definition of "desultorily" []

  • In a desultory fashion (adverb)

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Use "desultorily" in a sentence
  • "Hall's authority came from his citations, a mass so large that "desultorily" can hardly describe the intensity of his collecting."
  • "Apparently, even when St. Vlad was ordering breakfast, muttering in his sleep, desultorily shifting the surface-clues in alphabet soup or gasping shamed urgencies in Vera's ear ... etc."
  • "One day four months ago, I was sitting at home desultorily scanning job boards and e-mailing resumes, when the phone rang."
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