The alternative is persistent low growth of output and employment, stagnant wages, and a rising risk of recession in a torpid
economy that will steadily erode America's sanguine vision for its future.
In addition to the torpid
housing market, constraints include continuing repair in credit markets and lingering uncertainty acting to restrain business and consumer spending.
Global private banks are betting heavily on Asia to give them new growth at a time when Europe and North America remain relatively torpid
Such was the torpid
nature of the second party leaders' election debate, broadcast live on telly last week.
Mr Chidambaram has done a good job as Union Home Minister and there is a palpable increase of energy in the otherwise torpid
The author describes Roanoke as "the prototypical New South city--an extreme version of everything that was supposed to remedy the South's torpid
post-Civil War economy" (240).
The air is putrid, red, interpolating, quixotic, torpid
After a torpid
first day of their warm-up match against Warwickshire, Andrew Strauss's side emphatically showed their superiority on the second.
Importantly, they found that the length and depth of the nap depended on the air temperature - animals were torpid
for longest, and had the lowest body temperatures, on the coldest nights.
Song For Jo" is so self-consciously dark and torpid
that it sounds like a parody of the album overall, while the tide track .
Sarah Palin, the vice presidential nominee, was a combative and witty relief at a torpid
Then in the late 1980s a new breed of locally grown entrepreneur arose and what had been a torpid
university town, began once again to move.