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Definition drowsy (sleepy)
  • She argues that the organization has grown somnolent and needs shaking up.
somnolent = drowsy (sleepy)
  • the sound had a somnolent effect
  • ...came a never-to-be-forgotten sound: a low, somnolent buzz, like the sound of hightension wires.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • somnolent = drowsy (sleepy); or tending to cause drowsiness
  • I turned on the somnolent Ian.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • somnolent = drowsy (sleepy)
  • Sometimes nothing will rouse her from her bed, from a somnolence that coats the very air she breathes.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • somnolence = sleepiness
  • The babies would chitter and scramble over the indulgent, somnolent bodies of the adults, and nip little bites from the dead animal.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • somnolent = drowsy (sleepy)
  • Even in the profoundest somnolence, people do not tread so deeply into the realm of sleep.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • somnolence = state of sleep
  • Perry looked at the invalid, still somnolent, dazed, deaf, and he looked at the boy, who returned his gaze calmly, not begging, not "asking for anything," and Perry remembered himself at that age, his own wanderings with an old man.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • somnolent = drowsy
  • that tightened again upon a paunch ..., as though muscle and tissue had been courage or fortitude which the days or the years had consumed until only the indomitable skeleton was left rising like a ruin or a landmark above the somnolent and impervious guts ,and...
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • somnolent = drowsy (sleepy)
  • When they had passed the little town of Stourcastle, dumbly somnolent under its thick brown thatch, they reached higher ground.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • The bell-like clarity of her voice caused somnolent lizards on the wall to snap to attention.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Then Fermina Daza saw her town again in the somnolence of two o'clock in the afternoon.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Some constitutions plunge the citizens into a lethargic somnolence, and others rouse them to feverish excitement.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • She grew weak and somnolent, could spend hours; lying in the shade looking up at the sun, uninterested in anything else.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • He paid no more attention till the young man's voice at the porch edge roused him from his half-somnolence.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • There was a sylvan attitude of somnolent sleepiness pervading that section of the external outward surface of Alabama that lay exposed to my view.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It seemed to him that as he sat there the yellow day contemplated him drowsily, like a prone and somnolent yellow cat.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • But when I returned, I found you, oh, so altered! wearing already that mask of somnolent indifference which you have never laid aside until .... until now.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • An unmarked ornithopter squatted nearby, humming softly on standby like a somnolent insect.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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