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  1. But this penance was not devoid of charm, for he felt a kind of enjoyable sullenness in dawdling away the whole day without speaking, and in listening to the gurgling of the hookah, the strumming of the guitar, and the faint splashing of the fountain on the mosaic pavement of the yard. - "Tartarin of Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet
  2. " The Emperor's ministers go on dawdling," so the King wrote to Heinsius, " not because there is any difficulty about the matter, not because they mean to reject the terms, but solely because they are people who can make up their minds to nothing." - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay