n. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
She generally lies in a kind of lethargy all the afternoon, and wakes up about six or seven.
Sentence in Classic:
He entered with a weariness and lethargy which was even more painful than his violence of the morning before, and he dropped heavily into the armchair which I pushed forward for him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I think that the digression of my thoughts must have done me good, for when I got back to bed I found a lethargy creeping over me.
The abruptness of the movements of the man who was manipulating him, the freshness of the night, the air which he could inhale freely, had roused him from his lethargy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
A cry more prolonged than the others and ending in a series of groans effectually roused me from my drowsy lethargy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires; to flout their striving idly is to welcome a harvest of brutish crime and shameless lethargy in our very laps.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
That proposal, unexpectedly, roused Linton from his lethargy, and threw him into a strange state of agitation.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context