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  • adv. In a torpid way or manner.

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  • adv. In a torpid manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a torpid manner; in consequence of numbness, insensibility, or apathy; sluggishly; slowly; stupidly.

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  • adv. in a daze; in a dazed manner

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Examples

  • A number of fierce-looking and ill-clad Albanian soldiers were hanging about the place, and striving to bear the curse of tranquillity as well as they could: two or three of them, I think, were smoking their tchibouques, but the rest of them were lying torpidly upon the flat stones, like the bodies of departed brigands.

    Eothen

  • Disappointment washed through its mind as the man turned at the call of another of its kind and ran torpidly back toward the lights.

    The Legacy of Heorot

  • He agrees the government has responded "torpidly."

    An Exchange on AIDS

  • After which she dropped back once more into the lethargy of weakness, painfully conscious of the fact that relief was only to be found in lying torpidly still and silent.

    The Vision of Desire

  • So the night drew on with the men and dogs sleeping torpidly; with the old Wolf chuckling grimly as the shadows closed about him, and with the child in the cold above sobbing out pitiful prayers for her lover, for only yesterday she had plighted her troth to Davy Gethin, the

    Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

  • They sat in the carriage-house of the Schofields 'empty stable; the doors upon the alley were open, and Sam and Penrod stared torpidly at the thin but implacable drizzle which was the more irritating because there was barely enough of it to interfere with a number of things they had planned to do.

    Short Stories of Various Types

  • His mind worked slowly and torpidly, so that even grief came with an effort.

    A Poor Wise Man

  • He was still sitting immovable, his eyes torpidly fixed upon the wall.

    The Flirt

  • He lounged back torpidly, listening to the drone and clatter of voices below, lazily inspecting each newcomer, pretending to drop off into a doze of ennui.

    Never-Fail Blake

  • They sat in the carriage-house of the Schofields 'empty stable; the doors upon the alley were open, and Sam and Penrod stared torpidly at the thin but implacable drizzle that was the more irritating because there was barely enough of it to interfere with a number of things they had planned to do.

    Penrod and Sam

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