Sentence Examples


  • His cool gaze shifted idly from Felipa to Señor Medena.
  • The vehicle turned hesitantly and she idly wondered if Dad was letting Angela drive again.
  • She waited for him to open the conversation, idly wondering if it would be ten before he spoke.
  • I stepped away as he conversed with his eastern counterpart but I was too hyper to stand idly by, doing nothing.
  • Maybe he didn't stop Edith Shipton from taking her own life and maybe he couldn't have done so if he'd tried, but the bottom line scrawled in bold print said he stood idly by while it happened.

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