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Mrs. Gary and Mrs. Fish he found sunk in somnolency at the foot of the tree where they had been talking.
The jangling of the doctors and friars whom Rowena brought together did not in the least enliven him, and he would sometimes give proofs of somnolency during their disputes, greatly to the consternation of his lady.
Farming_, is said to have been received almost wholly from the state of somnolency induced by that clever clairvoyant, the Rev.Dr. CHAPIN.
This pressure it was which caused the fits of somnolency so frequently to come upon her, and which gave her the appearance of being stupid and half-witted in those early years.
After having put a victim through the mill and bolted him for a meal, the monster may be discovered (or he may not) on some knoll in the forest, indulging in somnolency.
Indeed, every person who surrounded him, except Dr. Scott, who had long felt the current of life sensibly chilling beneath his hand, actually thought, for some time, that he was only in a state of somnolency.
Intense cold lulls to somnolency, instead of rousing to activity.
So, crossing over to the Elephant, the house being entirely empty, we found space and cleanliness, and might have found perfect comfort withal, had not the landlord and landlady proved in a perpetual state of somnolency, their few waking intervals being barely sufficient for the supply of the simplest wants.
According to some authorities, the fat produces the carbon that in some way tends to induce somnolency.
Why not in a state of somnolency, not during the "death of each day's life; no, it is clear, to escape such a consummation she must be wide awake."