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Word: stupor

Definition: state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness


Sentences Containing 'stupor'

Lucie had, by that time, fallen into a stupor on the floor at his feet, clinging to his hand.
The grating against the library door aroused the young girl from the stupor in which she was plunged, and which almost amounted to insensibility.
Then walking towards Morrel, he took his hand; the tumultuous agitation of the young man was succeeded by a profound stupor.
It would be difficult to describe the state of stupor in which Villefort left the Palais.
She then entreated me to come upstairs, sobbing that Mr. Barkis had always liked me and admired me; that he had often talked of me, before he fell into a stupor; and that she believed, in case of his coming to himself again, he would brighten up at sight of me, if he could brighten up at any earthly thing.
The Psychologist recovered from his stupor, and suddenly looked under the table.
"Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.

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