somnambulistic love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of somnambulism or somnambulists.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a somnambulist or somnambulism; affected by somnambulism; appropriate to the state of a somnambulist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a somnambulist.

Etymologies

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From somnambulist + -ic.

Examples

  • Her clothing was a loose flowing drapery, which fell from her shoulders to her heels, while instead of agility of motion or sprightliness there was nothing but a dreamy gliding, a kind of somnambulistic movement, apparently without plan or purpose, but not without a certain grace.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • It's easy to dismiss Peake's visual output as indulgent gothic fantasy; and indeed his images set the tone for so many subsequent cliches of the genre: the emaciated pallor of his somnambulistic protagonists, the obsessive detailing and filigree patterning of his graphic mannerisms, the too easy reliance on grotesque distortions.

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  • The main subject of the narrative is a journey through a somnambulistic world by the son, Jozef, to visit his purportedly dying Father in a Sanatorium.

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  • This has all been taking place in front of an apathetic, even somnambulistic, Canadian public.

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  • They serve the men who lead the commercial life, give to their sons somnambulistic educations, preach that sleep-walking is the only way to walk, and that the persons who walk otherwise are atavisms or anarchists.

    The Somnambulists

  • -- Henry states his philosophy of life and art for the three or four somnambulistic listeners that must be out there somewhere:

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  • This has all been taking place in front of an apathetic, even somnambulistic, Canadian public.

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  • -- Henry states his philosophy of life and art for the three or four somnambulistic listeners that must be out there somewhere:

    Joseph Smigelski: Film Review: Punching the Clown

  • The prizefighting apes and tigers will die all in good time in the course of natural evolution, but they will not die so long as the cowardly, somnambulistic apes and tigers club and scratch and slash.

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  • We're bombarded with boorish cell phoners, disengaged and seemingly somnambulistic texters who walk in the middle of traffic Tweeting.

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  • We've been too long American dreaming

    I think we've lost the heart

    Folorn, somnambulistic, maniacal in the dark...

    - Dead Can Dance

    February 17, 2009