from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as slumberous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Slumberous.

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  • adjective slumberous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective quiet and tranquil
  • adjective inclined to or marked by drowsiness


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  • Lawrence considers these questions through the medium of English rural life, beginning his story in the small Midlands village of Cossethay just as a canal has been built through it to connect the new collieries, bringing the first signs of the "commotion" – the violation, in Lawrence's sexual-topographical vision – of industrialisation to the slumbrous valley.

    Rereading: The Rainbow by DH Lawrence

  • Then the slumbrous quiet would fall, to be broken by the far call of a foreign tongue or by a gasoline fishing boat chugging in through the mouth of the slough.


  • And also, as you have perceived, if but you have attended my way, the air was grown warm, and oft were the rocks pleasant to the seat, and all of these matters did contrive to make me slumbrous.

    The Night Land

  • And after that, I made ready, and went to my sleep, having sweet thoughts and slumbrous, of the Maid.

    The Night Land

  • The wood, too, was full of a slumbrous murmur that I did not understand.

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

  • The drive back here was delightful, from the wintry height, where I must confess that we shivered, to the slumbrous calm of an endless summer, the glorious tropical trees, the distant view of cool chasm-like valleys, with Honolulu sleeping in perpetual shade, and the still blue ocean, without a single sail to disturb its profound solitude.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • She was the deep, slumbrous lodestone which set all his bones glittering with the energy of relentless pride.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The heat of the slumbrous afternoon was oppressive; all animation seemed suspended.

    Maurice Guest

  • And the drops falling from this sudden and unthinking fountain of joy fell here and there on the dark, the slumbrous shapes in her mind; shapes of

    To the Lighthouse

  • He lifted his head and stared down at her, the dark eyes slumbrous, a flush of deeper colour along the high cheekbones, as if he was waiting for some sign from her.

    The Tycoon's Mistress


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  • "The wood ... was full of a slumbrous murmur that I did not understand."

    - Wells, The Time Machine

    June 5, 2008