The native industries are inconsiderable, and many of them are in a languishing condition.
had prosecuted with all his energies; which alone could revive the languishing reputation of the papacy, exercised on him by the French king Philip the Fair.
Finally, all idea of the divine vanished, and the artists merely presented her as the type of a beautiful woman, with oval face, full of grace and charm, languishing eyes, and laughing mouth, which replaced the dignified severity and repose of the older forms. The most famous of her statues in ancient times was that at Cnidus, the work of Praxiteles, which was imitated on the coins of that town, and subsequently reproduced in various copies, such as the Vatican and Munich.
Raynald of Chatillon, the second husband of Constance of Antioch, after languishing in captivity from 1159 to 1176, had been granted the seignory of Krak, to the east and south of the Dead Sea.
A similar piece of cruelty was the execution, some time later, of the earl of Suffolk, who had been languishing long years in the Tower; he was destroyed not for any new plots, but simply for his Yorkist descent.
Transylvania, and Transylvania and the emperor, desultory and languishing as regards the Turks (the one notable battle being Sigismund Bathory's brilliant victory over the 2 At first the Habsburgs held their court at Prague instead of at Vienna.
languishing alone in a side room.
If you dream of languishing in a sun-drenched extension of your home, consider building a sunroom.
If you miss a meal or find yourself languishing by mid-afternoon, a healthy snack can be just the ticket to raise your blood sugar and restore your energy and concentration.
languishing on the shelves of a university library, unavailable to the world at large.
languishing at the bottom.
languishing at the wrong end of the grid.
Currently languishing at the bottom of the premier league they could do with some cheering up.
The polls show them still languishing far behind Labor.
They are now languishing in Guantanamo at the whim of the US government.
languishing in the vaults.
languishing in prison he's finally been released.
languishing in camps in Tamil Nadu.
languishing near the foot of the Third Division, gates have dwindled from 11,000 to less than 2,000.
While languishing at his estates at Kelston near Bristol and awaiting a return to royal favor, he invented the first water closet.
The kohl or black powder with which the modern, like the ancient, Egyptian ladies paint their languishing eyelids, is nothing but the smeeth of charred frankincense, or other odoriferous resin brought with frankincense, and phials of water, from the well of Zem-zem, by the pilgrims returning from Mecca.
The weaving of cotton by hand-looms survives as a languishing industry.
At Oxford his behaviour procured him a ducking in the Cherwell, and a wrecking of his rooms, but the cult spread among certain sections of society to such an extent that languishing attitudes, "too-too" costumes and "aestheticism" generally became a recognized pose.
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