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stupor
used in Moby Dick

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a state in which there is little ability to think — as from being very sleepy, drunk, or stunned
  • ...the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (68% in)

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