Examples of lethargy in a Sentence
- However, on arrival, a mysterious illness had debilitated Darcus Bowden. An illness that no doctor could find any physical symptoms of, but which manifested itself in the most incredible lethargy, creating in Darcus … a lifelong affection for the dole, the armchair, and British television. —Zadie Smith, White Teeth, 2001
- Warming himself ever so briefly had shaken away the lethargy and resignation and restored his will to survive. —Lois Lowry, The Giver, 1993
- Dick Gale drew a long, deep breath. A coldness, a lethargy, an indifference that had weighed upon him for months had passed out of his being. —Zane Grey, Desert Gold, 1913
- Then it occurred to me that I had shut the window before I had come to bed. I would have got out to make certain on the point, but some leaden lethargy seemed to chain my limbs and even my will. —Bram Stoker, Dracula, 1897
- St. Clare knew this well; and often, in many a weary hour, he heard that slender, childish voice calling him to the skies, and saw that little hand pointing to him the way of life; but a heavy lethargy of sorrow lay on him,—he could not arise. —Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852
Symptoms of the disease include loss of appetite and lethargy.
I snapped out of my lethargy and began cleaning the house.
Recent Examples of lethargy from the Web
On Tuesday, shelter staff found cats showing symptoms of feline panleukopenia, including vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy.
However, babies with heart problems tend to have other issues that you or your child's pediatrician would easily pick up on like lethargy, difficulty feeding, a bluish skin tone, or gasping.
Symptoms for dogs include lethargy, persistent coughing or sneezing, nasal or eye discharge, fever and reduced appetite.
A child getting sick may develop fever, lethargy, skin rashes, irritability and a reluctance to eat.
In cats, symptoms can be nasal discharge, congestion, lethargy, lip smacking and excessive salivation.
Inside 66,400 square feet of prime London real estate employees sit under a vast glass ceiling, retiring to a full-scale cinema and music room when lethargy strikes.
The cool waters always magically dissolved the blankets of lethargy that collected during the day.
Well aware of Lacey's troubled reputation, Carine attempts to lend support by befriending Bill, who's flattered by the attention and starts to emerge from his chronic lethargy.
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Origin and Etymology of lethargy
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of lethargy
- months of lethargy followed my accident
- languor induced by a tropical vacation
- a depression marked by lassitude
- lapsed into an alcoholic stupor
- a once alert mind now in a torpor
LETHARGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lethargy for English Language Learners
: a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things : a lethargic feeling or state
medical Definition of lethargy
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