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
The other is congressional lethargy; like agencies, the courts have latitude to interpret statutes subject to congressional correction.
During the second half of both games one thing was apparent: City's lethargy in the final third.
Part of the early-spring lethargy regarding the Orioles both back home and around the game was because for all their roster battles entering camp, none of the candidates were terribly inspiring.
In November of last year, Hunter Brady, from Tampa Bay, had been experiencing lethargy and general malaise.
Dog flu causes upper-respiratory infections with symptoms similar to the human flu, or kennel cough: coughs, runny snouts and lethargy that can last as long as four weeks.
Impatience with governmental lethargy grew into a demand for strong leaders willing to break rules to get things done.
The first sign of the sickness is typically the development of wounds or lesions on the skin, and/or signs of kidney failure including lethargy, vomiting, and decreased appetite.
Ingestion of sago palm leaves, seeds or other plant parts causes liver failure, usually signaled by drooling, vomiting, diarrhea or a tarry black stool, depression, appetite loss, abdominal pain, lethargy and jaundice.
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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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