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torpor
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
in people:  inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy

or:

in animals:  a condition of biological rest or suspended animation — (could be in the evening, during the cold, or as in a dormant state all winter)
  • I know all your sisters have done for me since — for I have not been insensible during my seeming torpor — and I owe to their spontaneous, genuine, genial compassion as large a debt as to your evangelical charity.
    Chapter 29 (88% in)
  • The feeling was not like an electric shock, but it was quite as sharp, as strange, as startling: it acted on my senses as if their utmost activity hitherto had been but torpor, from which they were now summoned and forced to wake.
    Chapter 35 (91% in)

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