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.
As this was an unusual state of mind with him, I endeavored to rouse him from his lethargy.
From taciturnity he sank into silence, from quiet into lethargy.
He started out of his lethargy when his wife's voice reached him.
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!"
The ceremony seemed slightly to arouse him from his lethargy.
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.