When in action he was superb and safe to follow; only when torpid he was dangerous.
I was not deceived then, it was a torpid man that I had under my eyes, and not a dead one!
I was a cipher in this august company, and felt subdued, not to say torpid.
His mind, too, was in a torpid state, but might gradually awaken.
Bees are not, as some suppose, in a dormant, or torpid condition ...