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  • "I am going to give up on wine as a soporific and take some of Galen's lethium."†   (source)
  • Eerily, the taped music comes on over the intercom, saccharine, soporific.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I was determined to eat only such things as could not possibly have anything soporific introduced into them.   (source)
  • They'd been prepared with soporific on a blade.†   (source)
  • The drums pulsed their steady rhythm, in it's way as much a soporific as the sleepy drone of the bees.†   (source)
  • By October San Piedro had slipped off its summer reveler's mask to reveal a torpid, soporific dreamer whose winter bed was made of wet green moss.†   (source)
  • He realigned his own metabolism to match this threat and change the molecules of the soporific, but he felt a thrill of doubt.†   (source)
  • He was a man of high professional standards, a careful and deliberate, exacting judge who held himself to the letter of the law, however soporifically.†   (source)
  • Paul dropped his cloak of silence, said: "Only a little acid to counter the soporific on the Emperor's blade.†   (source)
  • A soporific.†   (source)
  • He would write it on the harsh pieces of parchment that Melquiades gave him, on the bathroom walls, on the skin of his arms, and in all of it Remedios would appear transfigured: Remedios in the soporific air of two in the afternoon, Remedios in the soft breath of the roses, Remedios in the water-clock secrets of the moths, Remedios in the steaming morning bread, Remedios everywhere and Remedios forever.†   (source)
  • In the soporific heat of those months Blanca, protected by the creature that was growing inside her, forgot about the magnitude of her disgrace.†   (source)
  • He prayed for a long time, his voice droning, soporific, monotonous.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She lay very still, waiting with a sensuous pleasure for the first effects of the soporific.†   (source)
  • His white apron flaps languidly in the air, his head gradually droops upon his breast, he takes very long winks with both eyes at once; even he is unable to withstand the soporific influence of the place, and is gradually falling asleep.†   (source)
  • Even when we finally retired for the night, the inevitable Miss Gryce was still my companion: we had only a short end of candle in our candlestick, and I dreaded lest she should talk till it was all burnt out; fortunately, however, the heavy supper she had eaten produced a soporific effect: she was already snoring before I had finished undressing.†   (source)
  • I was determined to eat only such things as could not possibly have anything soporific introduced into them.†   (source)
  • The arguments acted, however, on the nervous system of the Doctor, like so many soothing soporifics, and by the time his aged companion was disposed to lay his head on his pack, Obed, refreshed by his recent mental joust, was in a condition to seek his natural rest, without enduring the torments of the incubus, in the shapes of Teton warriors and bloody tomahawks.†   (source)
  • When the monotonous sound of Weyrother's voice ceased, Kutuzov opened his eye as a miller wakes up when the soporific drone of the mill wheel is interrupted.†   (source)
  • The belief that hops have a soporific effect is very ancient, and hop-pillows were brought to America by the first English colonists.†   (source)
  • I prefer Tasso a good deal, or even the soporific tales of Ariosto.†   (source)
  • To say the truth, these soporific parts are so many scenes of serious artfully interwoven, in order to contrast and set off the rest; and this is the true meaning of a late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.†   (source)
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