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torpid

(of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
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Waiting that night at the train station, he realizes, "There was no opening, no road cut out for what he was waiting for--only these cold red shooting stars, this numbed and inattentive world, this dreamy station torpidly waiting to go to sleep" At the end of his quiet, painful story, Simon is paralyzed.
The Opposition was visible no more than as a contest of power, whilst the mass of the nation stood torpidly by as a prize.
As with any work connected with technology, an artist first of all attempts to grasp the essential point of a certain medium instead of just 'gaping' torpidly at the technology in action.