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Word: torpor

Definition: lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating


Sentences Containing 'torpor'

cried Andrea, who seemed roused from the torpor in which he had been plunged.
sleep broken by nervous spasms, excitation of the brain, torpor of the nerve centres.
Morrel, overpowered, turned around in the arm chair; a delicious torpor permeated every vein.
The torpor of his mind renders him not only incapable of relishing or bearing a part in any rational conversation, but of conceiving any generous, noble, or tender sentiment, and consequently of forming any just judgment concerning many even of the ordinary duties of private life.
Toys and fooleries at home, wars abroad: sometimes terror, sometimes torpor, or stupid sloth: this is thy daily slavery.

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