What does the word lassitude mean?

Usage examples for lassitude

  1. At that hour, so early and so freshly mysterious, when the ears of most men are not yet open, it seemed as if one surprised things in their heartbreaking colloquy of lassitude and of death, relating to one another, at the first flush of dawn, all that they do not say when the day has risen. – Ramuntcho by Pierre Loti
  2. To anyone looking on, it only seemed as if a sudden dreamy lassitude had overtaken him; his head sank back against the chair, his eyes closed, his face grew calm and peaceful, and, like a tired child, he fell asleep. – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  3. The old lassitude was evidently very heavy upon Jeanie. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell

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