The effect of this announcement was to benumb his faculties.
He was strangely reticent; my news seemed to benumb and sicken him.
He still drinks; not now for pleasure and in luxury, but to benumb the gnawing of an aroused conscience.
How intense must have been the suffering that could so benumb the heart!
At her words he gradually shook off the lethargy which seemed to benumb his senses.
But in poverty there is also a tendency to intimidate, to enfeeble, to benumb.
What a multitude of impressions were stored in her sensitive mind, impressions which, for the moment, seemed to benumb her!
It was during this period that Adah met with one of those sorrows which benumb the sensitive feminine heart.
A great horror seemed to come upon him and benumb his body and his senses.
This blow will paralyze and benumb the muscles and nerves employed by the animal to distribute its obnoxious fluid.