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torpor
used in The Lords of Discipline

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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)
  • There wasa general slowdown; it was a time of patience, of hard yet productive reflection, and a vast torpor that ate away at the part of me that was excessive, cynical, life-affirming, and curious to a fault.
    Chapter 3.22 (3% in)
  • A sense of torpor and resignation had entered the room and infected us spiritually with that species of painless despair which comes when you have accepted the inevitable and know how things inexorably must end.
    Chapter 4.43 (66% in)

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