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So numb was Jerry from lack of circulation, and so weak from lack of water through part of a tropic day and all of a tropic night, that he stood up, tottered and fell, and, time and again, essaying to stand, floundered and fell.
I grew so cold and numb, finally, that I ceased to shiver.
So numb and lifeless were my fingers, and so weak was I, that it seemed to take an hour to get off my shoes.
My hands are numb with the cold," said the Man, "and my breath warms them.
There is the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants.
She was comparatively dry, but she was numb with the cold.
The fire had become merely a handful of grey ashes, his limbs were numb and stiff.
Once you rub the numbing cream into your skin - you'll notice the positive effects almost immediately; as your skin numbs, you'll feel more relaxed and comfortable than you have in a long time.
The drug also numbs the gums so is often added to low-grade cocaine to fake the effect of the drug.