torpor


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Clifford, too, had long forgotten it; but found it again now, as he slowly revived from the chill torpor of his life.
His years were too heavy upon him, the debility of disease and the lethargy and torpor of the silence and the cold were too profound.
At the sight of another human being my torpor passed, and I leaned out of the window eagerly.
with the result that, catching a chill, he died, after a short illness, so suddenly and unexpectedly that for a few days we were almost beside ourselves with the shock -- my mother, in particular, lying for a while in such a state of torpor that I had fears for her reason.
Joe and Kennedy, reclining at full length near each other, tried, if not in slumber, at least in torpor, to forget their situation, for their forced inactivity gave them periods of leisure far from pleasant.
For some time, seeing the profound torpor in which their master was plunged, they did not dare to rouse him, and satisfied themselves with exchanging their conjectures in whispers.
Disease crept over both mind and body, he was tortured by pain, and when at length the pain left him he sank into torpor.
LOUISA awoke from a torpor, and her eyes languidly opened on her old bed at home, and her old room.
As she was unable to communicate with people, she lived in a sort of somnambulistic torpor.
He rose and took a few steps as if to rouse himself from his torpor and went as far as the window; he saw glittering below him the muskets of the guards.
These repulsive-looking creatures appeared to have lost the use of their lower limbs altogether; sitting upon the floor cross-legged in a state of torpor.
The subject of the film is divine vengeance against a corrupt elite that is incapable of extricating itself from its torpor.