The fact that their economy has gone marginally up rather than down, in fact, has lulled them into a false sense of security.
lulled by the midday sun and the slow steady motion of my horse, I remember distinctly thinking of nothing at all.
For a second I became lost in memory, lulled into nostalgia by the sensory banquet of collective human death.
Feeling like he was “one of the rebels” may have lulled Stevens into a false sense of safety.
But abruptly it intruded around corners when least expected after scenes of rural somnolence had lulled us.
His phrases, which began to fall into the rhythmic drone of a Sunday sermon, lulled Baldur to dreaming.
I am bored—subconsciously, as it were—where an Oriental is lulled into ecstasy.
The storm had lulled, though the rain still fell; in the west was a streak of light.
Soon all were sound asleep, lulled by the murmur of the surf.
Gordon Makimmon settled into a waking somnolence, lulled by the familiar, profound, withdrawn repose of the valley.
early 14c., lullen "hush to sleep," probably imitative of lu-lu sound used to lull a child to sleep (cf. Swedish lulla "to hum a lullaby," German lullen "to rock," Sanskrit lolati "moves to and fro," Middle Dutch lollen "to mutter"). Figurative use from 1570s. Related: Lulled; lulling.
1650s as the name of a soothing drink, from lull (v.). Meaning "period of quiet in a storm" is from 1815.