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dreamless

[dreem-lis] /ˈdrim lɪs/
adjective
1.
undisturbed by dreams:
a sound and dreamless sleep.
Origin of dreamless
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; dream + -less
Related forms
dreamlessly, adverb
dreamlessness, noun
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  • In a few minutes she had fallen into a deep, dreamless sleep.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • "Since I must sleep, let my sleep at least be dreamless," he said, and he measured a dose.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • What she wanted was bed and the blanket of long, dreamless sleep.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • Then, throwing myself on the bed, I launched on a dreamless sea of sleep.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • After all his exertions, Alroy fell into profound and dreamless sleep.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • But the metals and colours made no difference to their deep and dreamless sleep.

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • There had not been a sound or a sigh, she had just lapsed into her dreamless sleep.

    The Girls at Mount Morris

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • It was not a dreamless sleep, however, that held the town in chains.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • He slept the sound, deep, dreamless sleep of youth, health and fatigue.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • At night I sleep as I have never slept—a deep, dreamless slumber.

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
Word Origin and History for dreamless
adj.

c.1600, from dream (n.) + -less. Old English dreamleas meant "joyless." Related: Dreamlessly; dreamlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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