tending to cause sleep.
- som·no·lence, som·no·len·cy, noun
- som·no·lent·ly, adverb
- hy·per·som·no·lence, noun
- hy·per·som·no·lent, adjective
- hy·per·som·no·lent·ly, adverb
- sem·i·som·no·lence, noun
- sem·i·som·no·lent, adjective
- sem·i·som·no·lent·ly, adverb
- un·som·no·lent, adjective
- un·som·no·lent·ly, adverb
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How to use somnolent in a sentence
But abruptly it intruded around corners when least expected after scenes of rural somnolence had lulled us.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines | Jamie Dettmer | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Manhattan, every neighborhood that once sang to the creative and sexual soul has been tamped down into generic somnolence.Cliff Lee Signs With the Phillies: Get Over It, New York | Buzz Bissinger | December 15, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
She is well educated, intelligent, with good memory and spirits, and has no tendency to depression or somnolence.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
How long had he been subjected to this delicious somnolence, without name in our language?The Guide of the Desert | Gustave Aimard
If we must go out at unusual hours to get it, we shall go, in spite of after-dinner nap or evening somnolence.Pages From an Old Volume of Life | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
But after all there must be some check to the inveterate tendency to somnolence in the public offices.
But Sir Percy seemed, whenever his wife's name was mentioned, to lapse into irresistible somnolence.The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for somnolent
- somnolence or somnolency, noun
- somnolently, adverb
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