I talked volubly and quite brilliantly with the definite purpose of showing up J——'s somnolence.
They pretended they desired this tranquillity, and somnolence of their hearts.
The somnolence of a farmyard mid-afternoon brooded over the scene.
A crack on the head makes you dizzy and into her dizziness a somnolence had entered.
I am awakened by my companion, who enjoins me, perhaps because I am indulging too loudly in somnolence, to be silent.
somnolence is nothing more than an inordinate tendency to sleep.
There could be no doubt of Tim's somnolence for he gave unmistakable evidence of it.
She had noticed that the arrival of the bed seemed to draw him from his somnolence.
If the ceasing of faction be the price of the King's somnolence, he may awake when he will, and take wing.
Over all there brooded a spirit of somnolence and relaxation.
late 14c., from Old French sompnolence (14c.), from Latin somnolentia "sleepiness," from somnolentus, from somnus "sleep" (see somnus). Related: Somnolency.
somnolence som·no·lence (sŏm'nə-ləns)
A state of drowsiness; sleepiness.
A condition of semiconsciousness approaching coma.
somnolent som·no·lent (sŏm'nə-lənt)
Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
In a condition of incomplete sleep; semicomatose.