numb englannista suomeksi
''numb with shock; numb with boredom''
1915, (w), ''In Times Like These'', Toronto: McLeod & Allen, Chapter 2,https://www.gutenberg.org/files/29861/29861-h/29861-h.htm
- (..) when we know that hundreds are rendered homeless every day, and countless thousands are killed and wounded, men and boys mowed down like a field of grain, and with as little compunction, we grow a little bit numb to human misery.
1966, (w), ''(w)'', New York: Modern Library, 1992, Part One, p. 77,https://archive.org/details/incoldbloodtruea00capo_0
- (..) seeing the dog—somehow that made me feel again. I’d been too dazed, too numb, to feel the full viciousness of it.
2016, (w), ''(w)'', Random House Canada, Part Three,https://books.google.ca/books?id=1xt2CgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcoverv=onepage&q&f=false
- (..) he submitted (..) as a traitor, his mind numb with vodka, submits to a firing squad.
*(RQ:Shakespeare Richard 3) he did lap meEven in his own garments, and gave himself,All thin and naked to the numb cold night.
To cause to become numb (physically or emotionally).
To cause (a feeling) to be less intense.
1861, (w), “The Grey Woman” in ''The Grey Woman and Other Tales'', London: Smith, Elder & Co.,https://www.gutenberg.org/files/28636/28636-h/28636-h.htm
- was thankful for the pain, which helped to numb my terror.
1912, (w), “The Hounds of Fate” in ''The Chronicles of Clovis'', London: John Lane, p. 219,https://archive.org/details/chroniclesofclov00sakirich
- (..) hunger, fatigue, and despairing hopelessness had numbed his brain (..)
1927, (w), ''(w)'', Part Four, Chapter 6,http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603431h.html
- The noise, the rush of air past our ears, was positively terrific. It actually seemed to numb the senses and make it almost impossible to take in impressions at all.
2004, (w), ''(w)'', Chapter 13,http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/17028/pg17028-images.html
- sofa exhaled a breath of trapped ancient farts, barf-smell, and antiseptic, the ''parfum de asylum'' that gradually numbed my nose to all other scents on the ward.
To become numb (especially physically).
1918, (w), ''Many Fronts'', London: John Murray, “Wonders of the Teleferica,” p. 270,https://archive.org/details/manyfronts00freeiala
- (..) after fumbling with numbing fingers for ten or fifteen minutes, he waved his hand with a gesture of despair (..)
1919, (w), ''The Land of Strong Men'', New York: H.K. Fly, Chapter 18,https://www.gutenberg.org/files/33612/33612-h/33612-h.htm
- (..) once more his feet began to numb. Again he got down and stamped the circulation going, but as soon as he began to ride again they numbed.