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Now, she was sunken in an apathy that saved her from the worst pangs of misery.

She had drawn a shawl over her head and was sunk in the apathy of despair or drink.

I remember for the most part only a dull agony, interchanging with apathy.

My apathy was attacked with gradually increasing energy of praise.

She did not speak again, falling back into her former state of apathy.

Soon Farnese, through his excessive tyranny, stung them out of their apathy.

He looked at her quickly, but her eyes expressed only apathy.

She has neuralgia and long stretches of apathy, and other ills.

It was as if our stomachs, in despair at not receiving any food, had sunk into apathy.

For it is not your action that revolts me; it is your apathy, your flabbiness, your cowardice!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "freedom from suffering," from French apathie (16c.), from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia "freedom from suffering, impassability, want of sensation," from apathes "without feeling, without suffering or having suffered," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + pathos "emotion, feeling, suffering" (see pathos). Originally a positive quality; sense of "indolence of mind, indifference to what should excite" is from c.1733.

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