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  • n. Plural form of lethargy.


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  • Having neither opium nor hashish on hand, and being desirous of filling his brain with twilight, he had had recourse to that fearful mixture of brandy, stout, absinthe, which produces the most terrible of lethargies.

    Les Miserables

  • That thence comes then this malady, madness, apoplexies, lethargies, &c. it may not be denied.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Thus in my journey during those long hours I found it — agonies subsiding into lethargies, and these breaking again into frenzy.

    Uncle Silas

  • Mudge and Roseroar had recovered completely from their insidiously induced lethargies and were eager to set out again.

    The Day of the Dissonance

  • In the gray of the morning, Sybil dropped into one of her lethargies after hours of uneasy mutterings, that would have been mad ravings, but for the doctor's powerful opiate; and then, after a word combat with

    The Diamond Coterie

  • For amongst the diseases of the body those are the worst which are accompanied by stupor, as lethargies, headaches, epilepsies, apoplexies, and those fevers which raise inflammation to the pitch of madness, and disturb the brain as in the case of a musical instrument,

    Plutarch's Morals

  • To such a being the golden gates are closed; and the Easterners, whom he despised for what he termed their beastly lethargies, have taught me the real secret of the poppy.

    The Yellow Claw

  • ` ` I was successively afflicted by lethargies and fevers, by opposite tendencies to a consumptive and dropsical habit, by a contraction of my nerves, a fistula in my eye, and the bite of a dog, most vehemently suspected of madness.

    Through the Magic Door

  • So that to the whirl of outer sensations we must add, to reach some notion of what consciousness may contain before the advent of reason, interruptions and lethargies caused by wholly blind internal feelings; trances such as fall even on comparatively articulate minds in rage, lust, or madness.

    The Life of Reason

  • Instances of parturition or delivery during sleep, lethargies, trances, and similar conditions are by no means uncommon.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine


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