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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of enervate.


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  • The all-pervasive micro-regulatory state "enervates," but nicely, gradually, so after a while you don't even notice.

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  • Vampires represent the fear of a shadowy cabal which parasitises and enervates the common man.

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  • In the pages of Water the Moon, I would come to discover with much relief the freshness that enervates even the most explored theme.


  • Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

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  • We have grasped, perhaps more than any other nation, that there is a long-run cost to dependency on the state, including an aversion to risk that eventually enervates the entrepreneurial spirit necessary for innovation and prosperity.

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  • DIAMOND: Well, it's sort of interesting, because the same nerve that enervates our sinuses and our nose is the nerves that carry the information for migraine.

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  • In short, anything that enervates, or saps energy, can exacerbate any tendencies we may have toward disease.

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  • There is also my sense of writing against the wave of what enervates and murders writing; that is, stasis and consensus.

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  • Ask the intrepid soul why it shivers; why the chill of those black arches enervates it; why the sound of steps startles it; why it notices the cry of bats and the hoot of owls.

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  • It sucks out its blood, enervates it and compels reproduction to proceed under even more pitiable condi­tions.

    Class Analysis of Indian Agriculture


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