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 Meanings and Examples of NUMB
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numb
 a.  without the power of sensation, motion, or feeling; insensible; unresponsive
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Her mind felt numb and so did her legs, numb as in a nightmare when she tried to run and could not move them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
2  Even her eyelids rested numb and heavily over her sleepy eyes.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
3  When she thought that he was there at hand, waiting for her, she grew numb with the intoxication of expectancy.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVIII
4  It was only because he was so numb and beaten himself that Jurgis did not worry more about this.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
5  His neck was quivering with nervous weakness and the muscles of his arms felt numb and bloodless.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
6  The atheistic taunts of his cruel master sunk his before dejected soul to the lowest ebb; and, though the hand of faith still held to the eternal rock, it was a numb, despairing grasp.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  For a time it had been so deep as to be numb, as it were non-existent.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  To Connie, since she was really outside of it, and since she had grown numb to the thrill of it, it was again nothingness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  I forced her to it, and she could simply numb me with hate because of it.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
10  Inside herself she was curiously and complicatedly angry, and all her responses were numb.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
11  Sir Henry and I held out our hands to it, for we were numb from our long drive.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
12  His arms felt numb, his legs almost gave way, it seemed to him that he was tired out.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III
13  He lay there for a while, numb and immobile, all around him it was quiet, maybe that was a good sign.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In II
14  Scarlett felt a small pain in her heart as of nerves numbed by a deep wound, struggling to make themselves felt again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  Now they were caring about something again, numbed nerves were coming back to life and the old spirit was beginning to burn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence:
1  My fingers were numb and my whole body ached.
2  My fingers were so numb I could hardly write.
3  His fingers were numb with cold.
4  I had been lying awkwardly and my leg had gone numb.
5  We are likely to develop virtue-derailing sentiments, first becoming indifferent to harming others, then morally numb, then eventually evil beings.
6  His long hours in the blacking factory left young Dickens numb and incurious, as if the menial labor might stultify his brain.
7  I was numbed by the enormity of the responsibility.