from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of sleep or repose; the condition of one who sleeps or slumbers.
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- verb Present participle of
- adjective Temporarily inactive.
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Those that allow themselves in slumbering, will scarcely keep themselves from sleeping; therefore dread the beginning of spiritual decays; Venienti occurrite morbo -- Attend to the first symptoms of disease.
Intemperance is nine-tenths the cause of murder, criminality and pauperism, the insanity of powerful minds -- minds which might have moulded and shaped the opinions of nations -- and could we but redeem the financial results of this black demon, and call the slumbering drunkards from their graves, we might repeople an empty world, make states, build kingdoms, erect religious and social institutions, and dedicate them to the honor and glory of God.
Great occasions only summon as with a trumpet-call the slumbering reserves of my intellect.
That call my slumbering life to wake to happy things.
It was immediately succeeded by a blank look of indifference, yet beneath the assumption of indifference his eyes seemed to burn with a kind of slumbering hostility.
The forces that did all this vast delving and sculpturing -- the air, the rains, the frost, the sunshine -- are as active now as they ever were; but their activity is a kind of slumbering that rarely makes a sign.
One minister counseled his people, let us do nothing to rekindle the slumbering fires of prejudice between the two races.
She had depicted them just as Hap remembered, slumbering on the ledge of the sea-cave, with ocean-refracted light shimmering on their grotesque forms.
I am writing this in a room strewn with wine bottles, dirty clothes, coffee cups, overturned books, and slumbering men.
I reached across my slumbering husband for the remote.