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  • v  make numb or insensitive
  • s  lacking sensation
  • s  having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
    the benumbed intellectual faculties can no longer respond

  • By this time, almost 1 hour and 40 minutes have passed and the non-sci-fi fanatic may feel as benumbed as the scientists in their "hibernaculums.
  • In his 14-year, 30-film career, Asano has shot, stabbed, maimed, tortured and gone in for more than a little self-inflicted pain, and done it all wearing a benumbed expression and .
  • These young men, Lifton suggests, may per form a "prophetic function" among the general population of benumbed sinners.
News & Articles

  • Sea turtle strandings keep rescuers busy on Cape
    When the phone rings in the middle of the night at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in December, it usually means one thing: a sea turtle is in trouble. And the phones have been ringing fairly steadily over the past few weeks as dozens of the reptiles, exhausted and benumbed by wintry bay waters, continue coming ashore — at all hours of the day and night — during this late fall stranding ...
    Dec. 17, 2013 - The Falmouth Bulletin
Quotes

  • Walter Gropius in Christian Science Monitor
    The old forms are in ruins, the benumbed world is shaken up, the human spirit is invalidated and in flux toward a new form,said Walter Gropius, (1883-1969), a German Modernist architect, of the impetus of the movement.
  • Robert Novak in FrontPage magazine.com
    Novak wrote that: "The incongruity of Ronald Reagan's Justice Department withdrawing the asylum granted a teen-age Ukranian boy a year ago by the Carter administration comes as no surprise to a White House benumbed by the peculiar regime of Attorney...
  • John Hope Franklin in CBS News
    But in our 24-hour news, iPod-obsessed society, "we've been benumbed" to the suffering that confronts us every day, historian John Hope Franklin says.

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