Sentence Examples

  • His attendance was desultory, and he does not appear to have completed his arts course.
  • After a year or two of desultory literary work he was (May 1839) appointed to the newlyinstituted chair of Humanity (Latin) in the Marischal College.
  • It was taken by the parliamentary forces in 1645 after a desultory siege of three years.
  • Before October, 1893, I had studied various subjects by myself in a more or less desultory manner.
  • Two days of desultory street fighting ensued, during which the fleet began to bombard the city, but was compelled to desist by the interference of foreign men-of-war, on the ground that the bombardment was.