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  • The plane zoomed upward again in a climb that was swift and straining, until he leveled it out with another harsh shout at McWatt and wrenched it around once more in a roaring, merciless forty-five-degree turn that sucked his insides out in one enervating sniff and left him floating fleshless in mid-air until he leveled McWatt out again just long enough to hurl him back around toward the right and then down into a screeching dive.

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  • The late nights and drugs were so enervating, she couldn’t hold on to her job.
  • Other nights she could sleep for eighteen drugged hours and wake, enervated, hardly able to stand.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49

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