1 He had once before felt in his own person this overpowering of the fervid by the inanimate; but then it had tended to enervate a passion far sweeter than that which at present pervaded him.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
2 Morrel hesitated to advance; he dreaded the enervating effect of all that he saw.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
3 Liza was as soft and enervated as Sappho was smart and abrupt.
4 Sometimes coming out of her fragrant bath all warm and enervated, she would fall to musing on the nothingness of life, the sorrow, the labour, the malice of it.
5 There is, in that mode of life, good mingled with evil, for if enervation is baleful, generosity is good and healthful.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW