But it was first and foremost an attempt to wake up America from the torpor of the daily grind under its meritocratic overlords.
These are times of torpor in Paris, politically as well as economically.
The child's brain seems clouded, and a light form of torpor invades the whole body.
She was the only one of his family who could rouse the old man from the torpor in which he seemed to live.
These completed, he sank into a state of torpor from which nothing seemed to rouse him.
If the torpor of the stomach be induced by a twofold cause, as in sea-sickness.
When it is exposed against its will to the light of day, it appears to be in a state of torpor.
The torpor lasts so long that I become alarmed by the bird's condition.
He rose, uncertain of his purpose; but the torpor of such considerations was seldom prevalent over the warmth of his nature.
Open resentment of any attempt at warmth of speech is paralysis and torpor to talk.
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.