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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • The nervous excitement of which we speak pursued Valentine even in her sleep, or rather in that state of somnolence which succeeded her waking hours; it was then, in the silence of night, in the dim light shed from the alabaster lamp on the chimney-piece, that she saw the shadows pass and repass which hover over the bed of sickness, and fan the fever with their trembling wings.

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  • She argues that the organization has grown somnolent and needs shaking up.
  • the sound had a somnolent effect

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