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Definition tending to make one sleepy
  • Her lecture put the whole class in a soporific daze.
soporific = tending to make one sleepy
  • I was determined to eat only such things as could not possibly have anything soporific introduced into them.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • We go on, with a motion so soporific, so dreamlike as to be uninferant of progress, as though time and not space were decreasing between us and it.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • soporific = tending to make one sleepy
  • They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
    Potter, Beatrix  --  The Original Peter Rabbit Books
  • All this talk about Shakespeare had acted as a soporific, or rather as an incantation upon Katharine.
    Woolf, Virginia  --  Night and Day
  • In them there were no considerations of Mediterranean cruises, of soporific Southern skies drifting in the Vesuvian Bay.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • When I had read two or three of the small hours away and was as wide awake as ever, I found that a drink furnished the soporific effect.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • Evidently soporific substances had been mixed with the food we had just taken.
    Verne, Jules  --  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • She lay very still, waiting with a sensuous pleasure for the first effects of the soporific.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Eerily, the taped music comes on over the intercom, saccharine, soporific.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Paul remained silent, probing with his inner senses, examining the blood from the wound, finding a trace of soporific from the Emperor's blade.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I was determined to eat only such things as could not possibly have anything soporific introduced into them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • When I pour it on my hair, I feel a sticky cold like dry ice, then a soporific heat.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • I prefer Tasso a good deal, or even the soporific tales of Ariosto.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • The drums pulsed their steady rhythm, in it's way as much a soporific as the sleepy drone of the bees.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • "I am going to give up on wine as a soporific and take some of Galen's lethium."
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • One of his officers then broke the soporific silence of the tent.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • His eyes did not leave the patron's face while his velvet voice rose passionately above the soporific air of the siesta.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • He prayed for a long time, his voice droning, soporific, monotonous.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • It had been a drug, a soporific, in the past, reading them; now, as she turned them over listlessly, she wondered why they had lost their flavor.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing

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