What does the word torpor mean?

Usage examples for torpor

  1. At the end of two days he rallied from his torpor; he awoke, he remembered he was a man born to work, to earn his daily bread, and bear the burden of life. – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  2. His mental powers, fluctuating between torpor and animation- shaken, but not overpowered by the trials which had assailed them- suddenly rallied, and resuming somewhat of their accustomed balance, became awakened to a sense of their own aberration. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  3. There she sat- with the death- like torpor of resignation in her face- waiting her sentence in silence from the man at whom she had hurled the whole terrible confession of the truth in one sentence! – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
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