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[dreem-lis] /ˈdrim lɪs/
undisturbed by dreams:
a sound and dreamless sleep.
Origin of dreamless
First recorded in 1595-1605; dream + -less
Related forms
dreamlessly, adverb
dreamlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I know not what is the influence of the ministration of a kind spirit, like hers, but this night my sleep was sound and dreamless.

  • The boys were shortly wrapped in a heavy, dreamless slumber.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • Ingleby did not answer this, and shortly afterwards retired to the tent, where he spent the next ten hours in dreamless sleep.

    Delilah of the Snows Harold Bindloss
  • At last all seemed to fade, as it were, into a dreamless sleep.

    Brownsmith's Boy George Manville Fenn
  • Never did sleep fall upon us so deep and dreamless as when our heads touched the pillow.

    A Tatter of Scarlet S. R. Crockett
  • In a few minutes she had fallen into a deep, dreamless sleep.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Since this had happened he had not had an hour of dreamless sleep.

  • "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
  • Laying himself down upon these before the fire, he was soon plunged in a deep and dreamless slumber.

    For the Faith Evelyn Everett-Green
  • What she wanted was bed and the blanket of long, dreamless sleep.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
Word Origin and History for dreamless

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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