Like a man stunned almost to insensibility, Kearney crossed his hands before him, and sat gazing out vacantly before him.
It was the joyous work of a minute to beat and choke him into insensibility.
I found him lying on a bed in the north-west chamber, where he usually slept, in a state of insensibility.
Where is the man himself during the period of insensibility?
In producing general anesthesia, or insensibility to pain, the vapor of chloroform or ether is administered by the nostrils.
It was while he was examining these rotted beams that insensibility overcame him.
The victim is oppressed by drowsiness, sinks into insensibility, finally death.
Should we not change the name of this to "egotism" or "insensibility?"
Not only to whip them, but to beat them into insensibility if they fought back?
Once reduced to a state of insensibility, we could do with it what we would.
c.1400, "lacking the power to feel with the senses," from Latin insensibilis "that cannot be felt," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sensibilis (see sensible). Also sometimes in Middle English "incapable of being felt or perceived by the senses" (early 15c.). Meaning "unconscious" is attested from early 15c. See insensate.
insensible in·sen·si·ble (ĭn-sěn'sə-bəl)
Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious.
Lacking physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.