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doldrums
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

2 uses
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Definition
a state of listlessness or inactivity

or:

a belt of calm seas and light winds near the equator
  • They had found the doldrums, the eerie pause of wind and water that lingers around the equator.
    p. 129.4
  • A memory suddenly came to Louie: he and Phil, starving on the raft, drifting into the doldrums, a seascape so overpoweringly beautiful that Louie had forgotten his thirst and hunger, forgotten even that he was dying, and felt only gratitude.
    p. 268.1

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