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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
The felines were found in poor shape, lethargic, underweight and dehydrated.
After a 9-5 win over Chesapeake in the 3A East final on Wednesday, Mt. Hebron overcame a lethargic start Friday night to upend 3A South champion Huntingtown and advance to the state championship.
Juventus started the second half in extremely lethargic fashion, and Inter were level in the 52nd minute.
But important things are missing: his creamy tone lacks projection, languid tempos nearly become lethargic, and over-pedaling turned Rachmaninoff’s colors to black and white.
With the Spurs trailing 18-16 in what to that point had been a somewhat lethargic affair, Ginobili poked the ball away from Ramon Sessions and then beat the Wizards guard to the ball by diving to the floor.
Terry Rozier scored 29 points while shooting 7-of-9 from beyond the arc, while Philly looked lethargic in its first game in six days.
The Trail Blazers backcourt star duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have been atrocious on both ends of the floor, failing to hit open shots on offense and playing lethargic and disinterested on the defense.
Yet the Magic looked fresh, and the Lakers seemed 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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