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torpor
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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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)
  • It was the invigorating breath of a fresh outward atmosphere, after the long torpor and monotonous seclusion of her life.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (71% in)
  • X The Pyncheon Garden CLIFFORD, except for Phoebe's More active instigation would ordinarily have yielded to the torpor which had crept through all his modes of being, and which sluggishly counselled him to sit in his morning chair till eventide.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (0% in)
  • Clifford, too, had long forgotten it; but found it again now, as he slowly revived from the chill torpor of his life.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (17% in)
  • For the most remarkable aspect of the affair was, that, at the cessation of the music, everybody was petrified at once, from the most extravagant life into a dead torpor.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (33% in)
  • Indeed, his life seemed to be standing still at a period little in advance of childhood, and to cluster all his reminiscences about that epoch; just as, after the torpor of a heavy blow, the sufferer's reviving consciousness goes back to a moment considerably behind the accident that stupefied him.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (83% in)

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