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  • v. Present participle of lull.

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Examples

  • It goes into a kind of lulling drum beat which goes on for a few minutes (what I called Drums again, even though it isn't in the official setlist) before Phil takes it up and you hear the definite Main Ten bass line.

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  • Ponzi schemes promise investors high returns, and in the early stages the architects of those schemes make good on that promise through "lulling" payments to initial investors, using fresh money from new ones.

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  • Maybe it's from the rushing river noise that's a constant companion in the lower valley -- a kind of lulling sonic shower.

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  • The passing darkness was slowly lulling me to sleep.

    Mary Lou's Lost Shoe

  • Hameed led the court through a dismal list of acts of "procrastination, evasiveness, obfuscation and general bad faith" shown by both the Conservative and predecessor Liberal governments: a litany of broken promises and endlessly moving goalposts, as officials frankly toyed with Abdelrazik, lulling him with false hope while deliberately frustrating him at every turn.

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  • The confidence man lubricates his trade with stories and wit, lulling his audience into acquiescence.

    Megan Doherty: My Walking Tour With Glenn Beck, 21st Century Con Man

  • For eight days it raged, lulling at times to short durations of calm, then shifting a point or two and raging with renewed violence.

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  • This glib and lulling statement is detached from the reality that 40% of their ~300 SH stations are cities with population over 50K.

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  • To watch even now is to be awestruck: all those exacting details (the 700-word instructions for using a zero-gravity toilet), the pacing – at once lulling and urgent, the audio – soaring Strauss waltzes spliced with dead air.

    2001: A Space Odyssey: No 1

  • But all the while since the navy has been losing dockyards, ships and crew – like a long, lulling sentence punctuated with commas and waking up finally with an exclamation mark.

    A British fleet with no aircraft carrier. Unthinkable!

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