The Comte de Vandieres, who, for the last few days, had fallen into a state of second childhood, was seated on a cushion beside his wife, looking fixedly at the fire, which was beginning to thaw his torpid
I lie awake while thou sleepest, I weep while thou singest, I am faint with fasting while thou art sluggish and torpid
from pure repletion.
For my soul and my tongue are really torpid
, and I do not know how to answer you; and though I have been delivered of an infinite variety of speeches about virtue before now, and to many persons--and very good ones they were, as I thought--at this moment I cannot even say what virtue is.
Yet with this high temperature, almost every beetle, several genera of spiders, snails, and land-shells, toads and lizards were all lying torpid
They were pleasant spring days, in which the winter of man's discontent was thawing as well as the earth, and the life that had lain torpid
began to stretch itself.
The two ships becalmed on a torpid
sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.