Phrases with "laggard"

George Meredith It was a livelier relaxation to think of young Crossjay’s shame-faced confession presently, that he had been a laggard in bed while she swept the dews. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson Hope leaving, Love commences To practise on the lute; And as he sings and travels With lingering, laggard foot, Despair plays obligato The sentimental flute. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle By St. Paul! it is not they who carry the breach who are wont to sack the town, but the laggard knaves who come crowding in when a way has been cleared for them. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

At last, with what laggard steps, with what oppressive tardiness, came the dawn, in long streaks of lurid light above the edge of the distant waters. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell Daniel soon found himself a laggard in planning, compared to some of those around him. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

But if the detective were cautious he was no laggard in making up his mind, and a very few minutes sufficed to convince him that the chauffeur was harmless. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Peter was not a laggard in the work. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I let the laggard peasants pass me on the homeward way. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

I should think that some of the futile, laggard messenger-boy ghosts that one reads about nowadays would blush with shame before the wholesome raillery of the porgy fisherman. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

T. E. Lawrence They turned to hurry us, themselves the begetters, and we laggard strangers: strove to make us comprehend the full intensity of their belief; forgot us; flashed out the means and end of our desire. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

H. G. Wells On Friday his belief in love was warm and living again, and his heart full of remorse for laggard days. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Benjamin Disraeli The host was no laggard in waiting on two such important guests. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

John Harden was certainly no laggard in love. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Never have I been more laggard in fighting than in eating and drinking. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

When the doctor made his appearance that afternoon the old woman’s laggard memory seemed suddenly stirred. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Gissing To miss the opportunity would be to prove himself dull of apprehension, a laggard in love. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith To sit on History in an easy chair, Still rivalling the wild hordes by whom ’twas writ! Sure, this beseems a race of laggard wit, Unwarned by those plain letters scrawled on air. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]