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In my state of torpor I was not, however, long left in peace.

I did not want to move again, and the torpor seemed to me thoroughly delicious.

In India you will easily believe that the torpor is still unbroken.

Suddenly, amid her torpor, she sprang out of bed and ran into the studio.

He only issued from his torpor at night to fall into blind and puerile fits of anger.

The bodies prone in them seemed startled out of their torpor by his movement.

The snarl of the wolf had roused the sleeper from his torpor.

These completed, he sank into a state of torpor from which nothing seemed to rouse him.

The torpor of idleness and woeful ponderings had numbed his wits.

She was the only one of his family who could rouse the old man from the torpor in which he seemed to live.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin torpor "numbness," from torpere "be numb," from PIE root *ster- "stiff" (cf. Old Church Slavonic trupeti, Lithuanian tirpstu "to become rigid;" Greek stereos "solid;" Old English steorfan "to die;" see sterile).

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