They had slumbered in my drawer over the decades, like pharaohs snoozing in their tombs.
In the sea of shadows that slumbered before them a light had glimmered forth.
Tarita, too, had lain her weary head down and slumbered with them.
Then all of a sudden he fell into a deep sleep, and forgetful of his dangerous position, he slumbered sweetly.
But by four o'clock Oliver had slumbered all his weariness away, and so had Janet.
But he slumbered uneasily till the sun was far up on his day-journey.
In the meantime, Helen slumbered, unconscious of the solitude in which she was plunged.
Thus the hours passed, until, worn-out and weary, he slumbered in his chair.
Villages were passed, but they lay as quiet as the people that slumbered in them.
While they slumbered, she smoothed the hair back from their little foreheads, and talked to them all night long.
mid-14c. alteration of slumeren (mid-13c.), frequentative form of slumen "to doze," probably from Old English sluma "light sleep" (cf. Middle Dutch slumen, Dutch sluimeren, German schlummern "to slumber"). Frequentative on the notion of "intermittent light sleep." For the -b-, cf. number, lumber, chamber, etc. Related: Slumbered; slumbering.
mid-14c., from slumber (v.). Slumber party first recorded 1942. Slumberland is from 1875.