(1) Several nights and hours of the same, torpid information pouring out of tired talking teacher types did not suggest deep emotional or entertainment value.(2) The Academy Awards ceremony this year was a largely boring and torpid affair, dominated by the deeply misguided self-satisfaction of nearly all involved.(3) He makes a hummingbird look positively torpid .(4) Nearing Chinnavaikal, we see two cows on the shore, one lying torpid in the sun, one nosing around desultorily.(5) That activity has sent a formerly torpid property market soaring, with office rents, according to one study, more than doubling from 1996 to mid-1999.(6) All the members called him Sloth, which perfectly reflected his sluggish and torpid personality.(7) The occurrence of torpor varied with both season and sex: it was observed only in breeding season birds, and only female todies became torpid .(8) Dead moths had been glued to tree trunks, or moths released in desired positions during daylight, when they are torpid and remain where they land.(9) This was a useful camouflage, as they were both cool, torpid , and temporarily unable to fly after their probably nightlong tryst.(10) It's about two estranged college band members (one of whom is supposedly dead) dealing with the rigours of their torpid adult existence.(11) It spends most of its life buried deep in the soil in a shriveled, torpid state.(12) Energy requirements when euthermic and torpid , as well as the frequency of arousals, vary strongly with ambient temperature.(13) It is hard to avoid the impression that his torpid pace was deliberate, and that he was interested in tiring his sitters so that he could record their fatigue and psychological distress.(14) Dogfish resting on the rocks are surprisingly alert, twitching away almost as soon as we notice them, with none of their usual torpid behaviour.(15) With its obvious punk references - London Calling is the name of a famous Clash song - the piece situates itself within the groundswell of populist resentment that is currently challenging the torpid inertia of the times.(16) Imagine one of these torpid reptiles trying to hide its awkward shell from a school of minnows: The turtle crouches warily behind a tuft of vegetation.