To appreciate, one had to feel, and those born deities were somehow numbed to the world.
Nothing made sense to her numbed mind, aside from the fragrant ocean, the fine sand that slid through her fingers like silk, and the warm-cool sensations caused by a combination of afternoon sun and sea breeze.
Deidre said nothing. Rain fell steadily, until Katie's skin was too numbed to feel it. She heard Deidre's breathing grow deeper as the woman fell asleep. Aware there could be demons or other creatures in the dark, Katie roused herself to keep watch, as Gabriel had kept watch over her.
He had undressed and was in the bathroom splashing water on his booze-numbed face when the lights suddenly failed.
She stared, numbed, as her father joined them.
By the time they crossed the arena, her numbed mind began to accept the possibility of death at his hands.
Each morning, when they were numbed with cold, I swept some of them out, but I did not trouble myself much to get rid of them; I even felt complimented by their regarding my house as a desirable shelter.
His faculties were quite numbed, he was stupefied, and noticing nothing around him went on moving his legs as the others did till they all stopped and he stopped too.