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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 in Winter.

Torpid and prone, I lay there numbed into absolute quiescence.

In the white of his eye there was a torpid and composed abstraction.

They are the dullest, slowest, most torpid of mortal creatures.

He was torpid, and the look on his face was sullen and vindictive.

The muscles of the face, more than those of any other part of the body, are lazy and torpid.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin torpidus "benumbed," from torpere "be numb or stiff" (see torpor).

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