Definitions

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  • adj. Drowsy, tending to sleep

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Half-asleep; somnolent; drowsy.

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Examples

  • Up-river, great new works of I know not what kind stood like a bastion against the plain; and in between ran these oldest bits of Lynn, somnolescent and refreshing -- permanent.

    Hills and the Sea

  • The somnolescent reader is only too ready to spare himself the poetic exaltation in which the old bard must be read, if we would really see the divinities, and grasp the spirit of their dealings with man.

    Homer's Odyssey A Commentary

  • The poor litigant will wait for the somnolescent process and leisurely pronouncement and the wealthy litigant will have his case speedily terminated.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • For those who could didn't fall asleep during Barack Obama's often somnolescent news conference after the 20 Richest Nations (aka G-20) summit in London, he provided insight into his views on capitalism, on American leadership, and on his de facto ...

    ScreenTalk

  • Finally, a word about one of the owners, a stout, dark woman with a sing-songy, somnolescent accent straight from the rancho.

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  • Give me the criminal Nixon or the somnolescent geriatric Reagan over Dubya any day.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • New Madrid (winner of the Wallflower award, imho a duff choice) narrates John James Audubon’s account of the 1812 New Madrid earthquake which altered the flow of the Mississippi river, over footage of landscape and submerged trees: beautiful and meditative, but also somnolescent.

    January « 2009 « Squares of Wheat

  • Just maybe, the Bush and Cheney administration’s blatant malfeasance is exactly the tonic that a somnolescent American public needed to stir them to political action.

    Though the mills of politics grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.

  • The same day that Napoleon decided to retreat, Kutusov took it into his head to advance and attack the nearest formations of Murat’s somnolescent cavalry reserve.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • You will get (maybe) an empty law that is 1) not enforced, 2) not well defined, and 3) a distraction and palliative to the G&L community to send them into a somnolescent sleep.

    Pam's House Blend - Front Page

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