One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Halsey, a young American who idolized the great explorers of the past, chose to record his expedition in logbook style, with its inherent dangers of desultoriness and plodding.’
- ‘But this apparent desultoriness has been necessary, for I knew not for what branch of science I should eventually have to declare myself.’
- ‘For all its off-the-cuff desultoriness, this is a remarkably, if not paradoxically, charming and lovely novel about two couples and the year they spend together in Paris.’
- ‘They also have in common a certain desultoriness which left me reflecting on the limits of the rhetoric of ‘dialogue.’’
- ‘As she never accused herself of desultoriness, it was to be presumed that she felt satisfied with the brief but vigorous efforts of her acute intelligence.’
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