Sentence Examples

  • I was only making idle conversation anyway.
  • But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
  • He dismissed them as the idle talk of jealous nobles at court, who'd wanted him to marry one of their daughters instead.
  • Though he treated his subject in relation to himself with more levity and irony than real feeling, yet by his sparkling wit and fancy he created a literature of sentiment and adventure adapted to amuse the idle and luxurious society of which the elder Julia was the centre.
  • All this had charms for me alone and did not deserve to be revealed to idle curiosity.

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