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
When testosterone drops substantially, there can be disruption of sleep and increased lethargy throughout the day, depressed moods, lack of motivation, poor concentration and loss of memory.
These drugs are not without negative side effects such as somnolence, lethargy, constipation and drug tolerance, requiring increasing dosages.
Signs and symptoms of Bobcat Fever include lethargy, lack of appetite, high temperature and dehydration.
But with a more active Houston offense, fueled by desperation, any lethargy would be punished.
To many, the market’s lethargy reflects investor wariness over the cracks that have begun to appear in the global economic expansion that had helped power stocks, bonds and commodities higher last year.
Flat affect is the face of lethargy and voice of apathy: no eye rolling, no winking, no smirking.
Common symptoms of strained breathing are drowsiness, dizziness and lethargy.
Pets can get salmonella from contaminated food and suffer from lethargy, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and fever and can be carriers of the contamination.
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Origin and Etymology of lethargy
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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