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  • n. somnambulism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Somnambulism.


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  • I imagined the audience, then, in an advanced state of somnambulance, drool spooling out of the corner of every mouth.

    Melanie Benjamin: How Not to Bore an Audience - A Plea to Authors Everywhere

  • But until recently, the namesake university epitomized the somnambulance of Princeton ' s memorable upset of UCLA in 1996, when Mr. Johnson was a junior and led his team with 11 points.

    Princeton Moves Into the Fast(er) Lane

  • Neither the President nor Dr. Rice, nor the senior members of the Bush Administration, would ever admit afterwards to their somnambulance.

    Nigel Hamilton: Bush At War

  • But when a discordian convergence of the magnitude that we've witnessed in the past several days occurs, it makes me just want to throw in the towel, take my Paxil and let the chemically-induced somnambulance wash over me like a warm bath.

    Chez Pazienza: Surrender, Integrity

  • Once the September IAEA board ended, Vienna returned to somnambulance to wait for the November board, as if Iran would put its nuclear program on hold for two months.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Unfortunately, Gene and I were both lulled into occasional somnambulance by the sing-song delivery and the tiring week.


  • The slow pace of island life was infectious, and Caitlin felt herself being dragged into somnambulance by its lazy rhythms.

    Lost Summer

  • He had considered himself a bit of a waster before this, moving from crap job to crap job with periodic bouts of dole-somnambulance to punctuate it.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Yet there was seldom any desire — or need, really — to communicate with one another, for we existed in happy somnambulance.

    A King of Infinite Space

  • The drone of the marching Cyclopes, keeping step together, lulled the wizard into a comfortable somnambulance.

    Conan the Indomitable


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