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Examples of lethargic in a Sentence
- You'll need to move your lure as slowly as possible to tempt the lethargic fish into feeding … —Lenny Rudow, Boating, December 1997
- … became a drifter and for a time an alcoholic and finally lapsed into lethargic self-abasement. —Stanley Karnow, New York Times Book Review, 14 Oct. 1984
- The audience was cold and lethargic. It is true there were about fifty-seven applauses, but they were not roars of enthusiasm by any means. —Lady Bird Johnson 12 Jan. 1966, in A White House Diary, 1970
The patient is weak and lethargic.
a big meal always makes me feel lethargic and sleepy
Recent Examples of lethargic from the Web
Its first threads are made up of a few lethargic passes - as if surveying the scene that lies before them.
The manual gearbox is sloppy, with long throws, while the CVT is lethargic, syrupy, and prone to making the engine drone under acceleration.
Caveat: The predictions were made in early February, long before the lethargic free-agent market had crystallized.
The Pelicans were playing on the second night of a back-to-back after winning an overtime thriller at Milwaukee on Sunday, resulting in New Orleans starting Monday's game with lethargic approach on both ends.
The Cavaliers have been reeling since Christmas, going 7-13 in that span, as the team's defensive weaknesses and lethargic effort continued to be exposed.
The Kings opened the game looking lethargic, something Sampson would never be accused of doing.
Sick, nauseous, sore, unmotivated & very lethargic.
The redshirt sophomore noticed Louisville basketball looked lethargic.
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Did You Know?
In Greek mythology, Lethe was the name of a river in the underworld that was also called the River of Unmindfulness or the River of Forgetfulness. Legend held that when someone died, he or she was given a drink of water from the river Lethe to forget all about his or her past life. Eventually this act of forgetting came to be associated with feelings of sluggishness, inactivity, or indifference. The name of the river and the word lethargic, as well as the related noun lethargy, all derive from lethe, Greek for forgetfulness.
LETHARGIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lethargic for English Language Learners
: feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things
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