I didn't get your message until this morning, Jessi said lamely.
Finally, she asked lamely, "Are you okay?"
"May I … could you shake my hand?" she asked lamely.
In central Italy the influence of the First Consul was paramount; for in 1801 he transformed the grand duchy of Tuscany into the kingdom of Etruria for the duke of Parma; and, seeing that that promotion added lustre to the fortunes of the duchess of Parma (a Spanish infanta), Spain consented lamely enough to the cession of Louisiana to France.
"May I â€¦ could you shake my hand?" she asked lamely.