Deceive into trustfulness, as in The steadily rising market lulled investors into a false sense of security. The earliest recorded version of this term referred to wine: “Fitter indeed to bring and lull men asleep in the bed of security” (Philemon Holland, Pliny's Historie of the World, 1601. Today it still often appears with the phrase a false sense of security.
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For now, even the tragedy that left many local people in shock and heartbroken has not brought on a lull in the fighting.In the Killing Fields of Ukraine with Children Who Saw the MH17 Horror|Anna Nemtsova|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But during that lull period, were you concerned that Disney was losing its mojo?The ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Also Wrote ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’|Kevin Fallon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“All right,” the Colonel would say whenever there was a lull.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win|W.C. Heinz|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since then, there has been a lull in the fitness game genre.
And then, not long after all that, would come the same lull and an impasse of detachment.I've Written 51 Obituaries for Gun Victims in 18 Months|Nina Strochlic|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This treacherous sort of calm, we thought, might forbode a storm, and we did not allow it to lull us into security.
In a lull of the raging earth the distant whistle of the train could be distinctly heard.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
Her fancy selected them, and she was glad when a lull in the music gave them an opportunity to meet her and talk with her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Lightning from the east and west accompanied the rain, but the wind was steady, and did not freshen or lull during the showers.
Taking advantage of the lull, he went over to the door and peered out into the Operations Room.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse