A state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility.

Late Middle English: from Latin, from stupere ‘be amazed or stunned’.


Though he opened his eyes at five, such was his stupor that he merely sighed, rolled left and slept on until seven fifteen.


It happens to the best of us. Oversleeping isn’t the plan. Being up early, or at least on time is a daily goal. The odd thing is that it is actually easier the older I get. Now, understand, I go to bed earlier than I used to. Still, this morning, I awoke at five, just like the character mentioned here, but I didn’t get right up. Instead, I let sleep return and woke for good at 6:45.
See, I don’t force my example sentences to be entirely accurate!

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