Sentence Examples


  • In the child the physical, intellectual and moral peculiarities which afterwards distinguished the man were plainly discernible: great muscular strength accompanied by much awkwardness and many infirmities; great quickness of parts, with a morbid propensity to sloth and procrastination; a kind and generous heart, with a gloomy and irritable temper.
  • He did, however, succeed in undoing all the work of his ancestors5 partly by his own slackness and sloth, partly by his choice of corrupt and treacherous ministers.
  • Though generally nearly smooth, or but slightly scaly, the surface of some hairs is imbricated; that is to say, shows projecting scale-like processes, as in some bats, while in the twotoed sloth (Choloepus) they are longitudinally grooved or fluted.
  • In the threetoed sloth (Bradypus) the hairs have a central horny axis and a pithy exterior.
  • Sardanapalus now threw off his sloth and for two years the issue was doubtful.