- Latin somnus sleep + ambulatio a walking about, from ambulare to walk. See somnolent, amble. (Wiktionary)
“It appears from hence, that reverie is a disease of the epileptic or cataleptic kind, since the paroxysms of this young lady always began and frequently terminated with convulsions; and though in its greatest degree it has been called somnambulation, or sleep-walking, it is totally different from sleep; because the essential character of sleep consists in the total suspension of volition, which in reverie is not affected; and the essential character of reverie consists not in the absence of those irritative motions of our senses, which are occasioned by the stimulus of external objects, but in their never being productive of sensation.”
“Where was government regulation before this crisis was happening?" he asks Markey, who is too good a guy to come back with "Enjoying a media-enabled period of extended somnambulation, maybe?”
“The goal of propaganda is not to wake us up but to put us to sleep -- whether that is the cozy somnambulation of shopping or the paranoid and violent sleep of the fascist rally.”
“This mental effort is termed reverie, or somnambulation, and is described more at large in”
“These paroxysms had returned daily for two or three weeks, and were at length removed by large doses of opium, like the fits of reverie or somnambulation.”
“The cataleptic spasm which preceded the reverie and somnambulation in the patient, whose case is related in Sect.”
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