stupor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stupor marginal consciousness "his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows","someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"
    • n stupor the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally "his mother's death left him in a daze","he was numb with shock"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stupor Great diminution or suspension of sensibility; suppression of sense or feeling; lethargy.
    • Stupor Intellectual insensibility; moral stupidity; heedlessness or inattention to one's interests.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stupor Suspension or great diminution of sensibility; a state in which the faculties are deadenee or dazed; torpidity of feeling.
    • n stupor Intellectual insensibility; dullness of perception or understanding; mental or moral numbness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stupor stū′por the state of being struck senseless: suspension of sense either complete or partial: insensibility, intellectual or moral: excessive amazement or astonishment
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from stupere, to be struck senseless

Usage

In literature:

She saw, she heard, but as one who neither sees nor hears; like one in a drugged, unnatural stupor.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
Even through her stupor of grief and hopelessness, Laodice heard this exclamation.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
At last, the day came when the ravings of delirium subsided and a deadly stupor intervened.
"The Fatal Glove" by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
The stupor of sleep still held her in its dulling grasp.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
I hope it is not a fatal stupor.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Jokai lay in a motionless stupor by the window.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
The sick man was in a heavy stupor.
"The American Missionary, Vol. 43, No. 9, September, 1889" by Various
Monsieur de Breuilly cast upon me a look of stupor.
"Led Astray and The Sphinx" by Octave Feuillet
He lay in a sort of stupor, gazing with his black eyes at the broken roof, as if through it he saw something invisible to us.
"Melchior's Dream and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The soldier soon lay in a stupor, awaiting the end, and nothing more could be done for him.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross" by Edith Van Dyne
Then as they saw her stupor change to a natural sleep, Katherine gave a sigh that was almost a sob.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
But after this fit of rage, he fell into a stupor, and before night he was considerably worse.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
Even Miss Limpenny, issuing from her front door, heard the news, and returned in a stupor to watch matters from her bedroom window.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
After a while she fell asleep, a kind of dreamless stupor.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
I endeavored to arouse myself from stupor, rubbing the sleep from my eyes.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
There may be delirium, which is, in fatal cases, succeeded by stupor, or coma.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
My entrance alarmed him not, nor roused him from the stupor into which he was plunged.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Raymond seemed to have sunk into a stupor, and at last Charles rose silently and went out.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
A dull stupor at length came over him, and for long he sat neither asleep nor awake, without thinking.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
In a sort of stupor we stood, Garey and I, watching the advance of the flames.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

On the far horizon there
Heaps of cloudy darkness rest;
Though the wind is in the air
There is stupor east and west.
"Sharing" by George MacDonald
I will wait for you (gaze -to ground,
Teeth to lips. Stupor. Stone).
Patiently, as one prolongs bliss,
Patiently, as one strings beads.
""Patiently, as one grinds gravel"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Why is this age worse than earlier ages?
In a stupor of grief and dread
have we not fingered the foulest wounds
and left them unhealed by our hands?
"Why Is This Age Worse...?" by Anna Akhmatova
But of his tendance or his death Lavaine
Knew naught, but lay in stupor deep as death,
And to the eye that watch'd he seem'd as dead.
Whereat the humble squire mus'd to himself:
"The Water Carriers" by Oscar Fay Adams
When silence was ended, he scratch'd his head twice,
As if from a stupor returning,
I've laid a rare plan--we shall rise in a trice,
And you shall drink tea night and morning.
Morning, &c.
"Nancy's Courtship" by William Hutton
All stupor of surprise hath passed away;
She sees, with clearer vision than before,
A world far off of light and laughter gay,
Herself alone and lonely evermore.
Folk come and go, and reach her in no wise,
Mere flitting phantoms to her heavy eyes.
"Epochs" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Australian farmers say wallabies are getting stoned on poppy seeds and making crop circles as they hop around in an opium-fueled stupor.
Time to crawl out of that tryptophan-induced stupor and get with the holiday shopping, Geek Speakers.
I have to wonder how many of these kids are being drugged into a stupor because they are naturally angry and depressed about being taken away from their parents and everything they know.
After Pedro Gonzalez Perez, 38, lost sight in his left eye during a drunken stupor, he said he desperately searched for help, but found none in the town's grand Catholic church.
A woman slammed on TV by talk show host Nancy Grace as the "vodka mom" — after she allegedly killed her newborn son in a drunken stupor last fall — died after setting herself on fire.
In the late night hours of Friday, December 2nd, in the midst of a drunken stupor, I stole a bike helmet from a bike that was locked up in the area of 6th and Chestnut.
Giants awaken from AT&T Park stupor .
The Madness and Stupor of History.
Don't turn Super Sunday into a Stupor Sunday.
Fly parasite causes zombie-like stupor .
Stop drugging foster kids into a stupor .
It's the Economy Stupor .
Got the coffee, got my computer and am watching "Chulo the Stupor dog" chase Lovebugs.
Do you spend your Sunday nights in a drunken stupor and cry your way into work Monday morning.
Is the GOP in a Drunken Stupor.
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