If he possesses an unusual share of native energy, or the enervating
magic of place do not operate too long upon him, his forfeited powers may be redeemable.
The atmosphere was unnaturally warm, and the old year was dying feebly in sapping rain and enervating
With very few exceptions, all the so-called Socialist and Communist publications that now (1847) circulate in Germany belong to the domain of this foul and enervating
The contempt which the world pours out on poverty was death to Athanase; the enervating
heat of solitude, without a breath or current of air, relaxed the bow which ever strove to tighten itself; his soul grew weary in this painful effort without results.
Morrel hesitated to advance; he dreaded the enervating
effect of all that he saw.
Those beeches and smooth limes--there was something enervating
in the very sight of them; but the strong knotted old oaks had no bending languor in them--the sight of them would give a man some energy.
The air of the place, so fresh in the spring and early summer, was stagnant and enervating
She had not yielded for an instant to the enervating
charm of the tropics, but contrariwise was more active, more worldly, more decided than anyone in a temperate clime would have thought it possible to be.
That the fine things of life--art, music and literature--had thriven upon such enervating
ideals he strenuously denied, insisting, rather, that they had endured in spite of civilization.
Sometimes it came upon him softly, in enervating
Little by little she felt the enervating
influences let loose on her, in her lonely position, by her new train of thought.
If it had not been for the tempest of misfortunes that very soon burst over my head, all good impulses must have perished, and evil would have triumphed in the struggle that went on within me; enervating
self-indulgence would have destroyed the body, as the detestable habits of egotism exhausted the springs of the soul.