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Somnolence   /sˈɑmnələns/   Listen

A very sleepy state.  Synonyms: drowsiness, sleepiness.

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"Somnolence" Quotes from Famous Books

... into a waking somnolence, lulled by the familiar, profound, withdrawn repose of the valley. He could distinguish Clare's form weaving back and forth in a low rocker; the moonless, summer night embraced, hid, all; there were no lights in the house ...
— Mountain Blood - A Novel • Joseph Hergesheimer

... arrived upon this post, advancing with head erect and light elastic tread, no one could have recognised Pepe the sleeper— Pepe, habitually plunged in a profound state of somnolence—Pepe, of downcast mien and slow dragging gait—and yet it was he. His eyes, habitually half shut, were now sparkling in their sockets, as if even the slightest object could not escape him even ...
— Wood Rangers - The Trappers of Sonora • Mayne Reid

Words linked to "Somnolence" :   wakefulness, oscitance, temporary state, somnolent, oscitancy

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