1 The two ships becalmed on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.
2 He said every nerve had been overstrained in some way, and the whole system must sleep torpid a while.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER XXIX
3 Wholly untaught, with faculties quite torpid, they seemed to me hopelessly dull; and, at first sight, all dull alike: but I soon found I was mistaken.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER XXXII
4 He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
5 Jimmy, under generous influences, felt the buried zeal of his father wake to life within him: he aroused the torpid Routh at last.
6 His was the overwhelming slumber of the torpid bear and the satiated leech.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII—ORESTES FASTING AND PYLADES DRUNK