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tawr puhd

  • s  slow and apathetic
    a mind grown torpid in old age
  • s  in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    torpid frogs

  • The World Cup finals did for the torpid economy what no stimulus package could ever do.
  • To shrug off its torpid ratings, the television channel decided to bring in some spice.
  • The torpid pace of the opera resonated with the languid musical score.
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  • Beers of summer
    To ferment lagers during the Middle Ages, German brewers would stow casks in caves across the hinterlands to exploit the dry, cold environs within – or, as Orlandoans mired in the sweltering Central Florida summer might describe that setting, “Heaven.” Cold beer has long been a useful weapon to combat torpid July afternoons, even in the olden days, but unless you can hop in a time machine ...
    June 25, 2013 - Orlando Weekly

  • Constance L. Rice in Los Angeles Times
    The history of the construction program . . . mandated that any successful school construction program would have to be independent of the district's inefficient, notoriously torpid bureaucracy,Connie Rice, a civil rights attorney who serves...

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