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  • adv. In a somnolent way; sleepily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Drowsily.

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

  • adv. in a drowsy manner


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  • Together we walked somnolently down the long hallway, crowded as ever with the calls and cries of the tormented.

    The Monstrumologist

  • Cut to McCain, standing in what looks like somebody's basement rec room, a Madame Tussaud's display of superannuated supporters including former senator John Warner propped up stiffly as backdrop, and McCain drowsing somnolently on about "my friends" and the crucible of history and how government must respect the rights, property and opportunities of the people to whom it is accountable.

    Bill Barol: Free Advice For The McCain Campaign

  • But in fact most of the appearances of the pompaoured tribune of justice went off peacefully, not to say somnolently, save for the arrest of one drunken white youth, who was charged with the peculiarly British crime of waving a banana (or "inciting racial hatred") at Sharpton's entourage.

    Mouth Of The Thames

  • When undisturbed by foreign sounds, they congregate in shallow water on the sand bars, with the fore half of their bodies exposed to the warm sunshine, and are in appearance, when thus somnolently reposing, very like a herd of enormous swine.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Mostly, Sherry shuffled somnolently through the fourteenth week of lab, her focus diverted from the verities of the leg to the overarching priority of getting forever out of there.

    Body of Knowledge

  • Its waterfront lay somnolently along a raised foundation of mammoth stone blocks.

    Conan and the Emerald Lotus

  • She didn't even turn her head as I slipped out into the passage, which seemed empty except for a couple of darkies clinging somnolently to their brooms - and then at one end there was a nondescript white man who turned his back just a shade too hurriedly at the sight of me.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • The cruiser was almost silent, rocking somnolently with its lines tapping as the breeze flicked them.

    The Great California Game

  • Light passed through this translucent barrier, bringing with it anonymous shadows moving slowly, somnolently in the enormous pool beyond.

    The White Ninja

  • Tanks were set up, filled with seaweedy water in which somnolently swam fish big, medium, and small, shellfish such as giant prawn and abalone, conch and crab.

    The Miko


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