These are times of torpor in Paris, politically as well as economically.
But it was first and foremost an attempt to wake up America from the torpor of the daily grind under its meritocratic overlords.
The child's brain seems clouded, and a light form of torpor invades the whole body.
I did not want to move again, and the torpor seemed to me thoroughly delicious.
These completed, he sank into a state of torpor from which nothing seemed to rouse him.
In India you will easily believe that the torpor is still unbroken.
When it is exposed against its will to the light of day, it appears to be in a state of torpor.
He only issued from his torpor at night to fall into blind and puerile fits of anger.
He rose, uncertain of his purpose; but the torpor of such considerations was seldom prevalent over the warmth of his nature.
The bodies prone in them seemed startled out of their torpor by his movement.
c.1600, from Latin torpor "numbness," from torpere "be numb," from PIE root *ster- "stiff" (cf. Old Church Slavonic trupeti, Lithuanian tirpstu "to become rigid;" Greek stereos "solid;" Old English steorfan "to die;" see sterile).
torpor tor·por (tôr'pər)
A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.