[ UK /slˈʌmbɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɫəmbɝ/ ]
  1. a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    he didn't get enough sleep last night
    calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  2. a dormant or quiescent state
  1. be asleep
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How To Use slumber In A Sentence

  • That call my slumbering life to wake to happy things. A Book of Strife in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul
  • It had been always understood, by watchful politicians, that the Repeal agitation slumbered only until the reinstalment of a Conservative administration. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843
  • He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots. CHAPTER XV
  • One minister counseled his people, let us do nothing to rekindle the slumbering fires of prejudice between the two races. A Renegade History of the United States
  • The move "bedward" was almost simultaneous and the drift toward slumberland not far behind. Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes The Quest of a Summer Vacation
  • Cats were slumbering noisily beneath the TV set and a smallish party of utter strangers were drinking Harp in the saloon lounge. DEATH OF AN UNKNOWN MAN
  • So the passage down the full and slumbery Fal seemed nearly a soundless thing. Tell England A Study in a Generation
  • Driediger, worried the honks were interrupting the man's slumbers, went to speak with him.
  • Until the invention of the lightbulb (damn you, Edison!), the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.
  • It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen. 
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