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.
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These effects include abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, swelling, lethargy and even congestive heart failure.
After more than a week of aggressive antibiotic treatment, Henry’s appetite and lethargy had still not improved but his blood values were within normal ranges.
When that happens, some people can experience abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, edema or swelling, lethargy, or even congestive heart failure.
He was given anti-seizure medication and discharged back to police at 6:45 p.m. Officers had to wheel Perry from the hospital, but the nurses there assured them lethargy was normal after the drugs are administered.
As Harvey bore down on the Gulf Coast last month, Carrell was reeling from the knowledge that her recent weight loss, lethargy and blackouts could be traced to an ominous mass in her abdomen.
The problem had been brewing for some time: Two years into Wiles’s relationship, Mia was diagnosed with Cushing syndrome, an endocrine disorder that can cause lethargy, weakness, and frequent infections.
The staff was also watching for signs of lethargy and more mental confusion than usual.
If left untreated, the toxin attacks the brain causing lethargy, disorientation, seizures and even death.
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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
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