Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of slumber.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slumber.

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Examples

  • Due to our pursuit of ineffective and ill-focused educational and economic reforms , the rude disturbance of our slumbers is the slamming of the door on the American dream.

    What international test scores really tell us: Lessons buried in PISA report

  • Chapman, who regarded him much as the ferret did the rat, declared that the rabbits and hares would suffer from letting 'that there chap' show his face here on any plea; and, moreover, gave a grunt very like a scoff; at the idea of slumbers in the mullion rooms (as they were called) being secured by his good offices.

    Chantry House

  • Ludlow sought his rest, and although there is reason to think that his slumbers were a little disturbed by dreams, he remained tolerably quiet in the hammock-cloths, the place in which it has already been said he saw fit to take his repose, until the morning watch had been called.

    The Water-witch, Or, the Skimmer of the Seas

  • The sound of the shofar is intended to awaken the listeners from their "slumbers" and alert them to the coming judgment.

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  • What would I not give for a fresh, pure, and untrampled heart, such as slumbers peacefully in yonder room, with no damning recollections to scare sleep from her pillow?

    St. Elmo

  • What would I not give for a fresh, pure, and untrampled heart, such as slumbers peacefully in yonder room, with no damning recollections to scare sleep from her pillow?

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

  • One of those strange fitful kind of slumbers, such as he had himself described as being so full of dread, came over him.

    Varney the vampire; or, The feast of blood. Volume 3

  • When not on Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah is characterized by the blowing of the shofar,[5 a trumpet made from a ram's horn and not from the horn of any other kind of animal, intended to symbolically awaken the listeners from their "slumbers" and alert them to the coming judgment.[

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  • One work, titled "Risqué," takes a saucy look up a lady's skirt, while others present ominous close-ups of Cooper's human baby brother, Cameron, who slumbers peacefully as his rival for the Cross' affection stalks ever closer... until he hovers only a whisker away.

    ARTINFO: Is This Cat a Great Photographer? The Seattle Art Scene's Feline Phenomenon

  • One work, titled "Risqué," takes a saucy look up a lady's skirt, while others present ominous close-ups of Cooper's human baby brother, Cameron, who slumbers peacefully as his rival for the Cross' affection stalks ever closer... until he hovers only a whisker away.

    ARTINFO: Is This Cat a Great Photographer? The Seattle Art Scene's Feline Phenomenon

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