An inquiry launched into the handling of the case should make clear whether that lethargy amounted to deliberate neglect.
Arizona is no longer the sun-drenched home of the Grand Canyon, golf courses, and retirees exulting in 100-degree lethargy.
“I believe it is necessary to sacrifice myself to break through the lethargy that overwhelms us,” he wrote.
Means were taken to rouse him from his lethargy, but in vain.
Her conversion was an event that broke the lethargy of their stagnant life.
From taciturnity he sank into silence, from quiet into lethargy.
He had gradually dropped to the floor, and lay there in a lethargy, worn out.
At seven o'clock, A.M. of that day, they were aroused from a lethargy by the cheering cry of the steersman, "there's a sail!"
But the wounded man shook off his lethargy and for a moment had command of his faculties.
Men, too, have thrown off the summer lethargy, and shave their neighbors as closely as ever.
late 14c., litarge, from Old French litargie or directly from Medieval Latin litargia, from Late Latin lethargia, from Greek lethargia "forgetfulness," from lethargos "forgetful," originally "inactive through forgetfulness," from lethe "forgetfulness" (see latent) + argos "idle" (see argon). The form with -th- is from 1590s in English.
lethargy leth·ar·gy (lěth'ər-jē)
A state of sluggishness, inactivity, and apathy.
A state of unconsciousness resembling deep sleep.