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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NUMBNESS

He had intermittent periods of numbness in the lower half of his body.

"It's there you are a fool," she said, moved actually now by his numbness to his own endowment.

I am widowed; and the first numbness of the unexpected shock has not left me yet.

He was waiting until the first numbness of the shock had passed.

He had a gone feeling at the pit of the stomach, and suffered from faintness and numbness.

Or perhaps from numbness he slipped into a kind of deep sleep.

Then it all faded away, and a sort of numbness crept over him.

I've a numbness in my legs, so that I kin hardly walk sometims.

In the numbness which immediately followed the first shock, this was not so difficult.

The numbness of that dead youth was still oppressing her heart and brain.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from numb (adj.) + -ness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NUMBNESS

anaesthesias

nouninduced sleep; induced absence of feeling
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