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Lifelessly

adverb
1.
Without animation or vitality.
2.
In a lifeless manner.
3.
As if dead.  Synonym: deadly.






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"Lifelessly" Quotes from Famous Books



... the girl, still very lifelessly; "I came with Mrs. Fleming." She looked about the room as if not to ...
— Indian Summer • William D. Howells

... He turned lifelessly away and went downstairs, a new-born hope dying in his bosom. Life seems so ...
— Penrod • Booth Tarkington

... the sense of the curious compact organism of which my aunt was the head, and into which my soul had strayed by some caprice of fate. What I felt was that the organism was suspended in a sort of enchantment, lifelessly alive, unconsciously expectant of the magic touch which would break the spell, and I wondered how long I must wait before I began to live. I know now that I was happy in those serene preliminary years, but nevertheless I ...
— Sacred And Profane Love • E. Arnold Bennett

... vibration carried through the waves that even his nerves, far less sensitive than those of the life about him, reacted. He blinked behind his mask. A fish floated by, spiraling up, its belly exposed. And about him growths drooped, trailed lifelessly through the water; while there was a now motionless bulk sinking to the obscurity of the depression floor. A weapon perfected on Terra to use against sharks and barracuda had worked here to kill what could have ...
— Key Out of Time • Andre Alice Norton

... still. The peeping children could see the parson as he lifted his hand to his breast-pocket. There it paused a moment in bewilderment, then plunged to the bottom. It came back empty, and fell lifelessly at his side. His head dropped upon his breast, his eyes were for a moment closed, his broad palms were lifted and pressed against his forehead, a tremor seized him, and he fell all in a lump to the floor. The children ran off with their infant-loads, leaving Jules ...
— Old Creole Days • George Washington Cable

... lifelessly out of his pale countenance. Thus sit the dead upon their graves in the silent night; thus gazes the somnambulist upon ...
— O. T. - A Danish Romance • Hans Christian Andersen

... time yesterday or a thousand years ago looks the same, for it is past, it is no more. Life is not short, but in retrospect it seems to be, and its memories are distant, as they float like fish in the oceans of time, lacking both definition and scale, and hanging lifelessly around in random arrays. Every moment is of the same length, but a moment in the past is nothing, its thoughts and emotions are nothing, they are gone and useless to the present, while a moment in the future is long and touchable. A thought that is past is as nothing, and it is forgotten, for ...
— The Revolutions of Time • Jonathan Dunn

... abruptly, lifelessly, because she couldn't keep it back. The calm she had been able to maintain downstairs was breaking up, with a quivering of the lip ...
— The Dust Flower • Basil King



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