1. having lost something fundamentally important; a fragmented or broken existence
2. a morbid atrophy of mind, body, or soul, usually induced as a response to external events
3. reflecting or suggesting a state of vorpidity
vor-pid (adj.), vor-pid-i-ty (noun), vor-pid-ly (adv.)
constructed by combining the following terms:
vorpal: created by C.S. Lewis to describe a sword
vapid: lifeless, dull; lacking or having lost life
morbid: affected by, caused by, causing, or characteristic of disease
"Johnny lost something important, that day. Something he knew he would never see again. It was dead -- something inside of him had died. The earth would never again be beautiful, for his eyes had been tainted; stained with blood. The vorpid tears stung his eyes and burned his cheeks."
"...his hollow black eyes, however sightless, bear with them a cruel peace. That vorpid, empty, gaze fills you with an indescribable understanding. There is no true philosophy, my friend, for there is no truth. In that void of eternal twilight, with the Gray King before me, I at last came to terms with my approaching quietus."
"Even the greatest are destroyed by the face of vorpidity."
"...I decided then that it is not one's strength, but one's ability to adapt that best ensures perseverance; to deal with a situation as it arises and forget that which must not be dwelt upon. I will never forget her eyes, those lackluster eyes... vorpidly languishing our last moments as one. I saw it in her -- she was trapped, lost within her own sense of loss.
"I felt my insides turn to steel, felt my face harden and become cruel. My gut wrenched in one last futile attempt, as if trying to bring me back... but it was too late. I would not allow myself to suffer the same fate. I left her, there. Dispassion is my lonesome sword."