somnambulistic


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som·nam·bu·lism

 (sŏm-năm′byə-lĭz′əm)
som·nam′bu·list n.
som·nam′bu·lis′tic adj.
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Therefore, the tormented spirit that glared out of bodily eyes, when what seemed Ahab rushed from his room, was for the time but a vacated thing, a formless somnambulistic being, a ray of living light, to be sure, but without an object to color, and therefore a blankness in itself.
As she was unable to communicate with people, she lived in a sort of somnambulistic torpor.
Tess saw that continued mental distress had wrought him into that somnambulistic state now.
At the sound of his wife's voice he stopped and stared at her with a somnambulistic, expressionless gaze so long that Mrs Verloc moved her limbs slightly under the bed-clothes.
Whether this was an intentional and waking departure, or a somnambulistic leave-taking and walking in her sleep, may remain a subject of contention; but, on one point (and indeed the main one) all parties are agreed.
As far as the historical association between psi and hypnosis is concerned, it is true that many of the early classical mesmerists such as Puysegur, Elliotson, and Janet believed strongly in the occurrence of the "higher phenomena of mesmerism" (community of sensations and travelling clairvoyance) and they attributed these to the somnambulistic trance stage of hypnosis (Dingwall, 1967; Gauld, 1992).
On the road, particularly long stretches of nothing but somnambulistic prairie lands, I want something with words, something to sing along to, something that is nostalgic.
Without the questioning employees about the midlevel language, somnambulistic assumptions may keep the employees ignorant of actual meanings.
Deve Gowda jump out of his somnambulistic existence is itself surprising.
The somnambulistic hero in this drama gives us no key to his state of mind.
IV They moved about the floor, bumped and shoved, and bumping and shoving, somnambulistic and sometimes in step, during each short phase of hysterical music.
Not the least of the provocations is the rendezvous of ellipses and question marks, which might as well be stand-ins for things otherwise occluded but accumulating, almost somnambulistic cally, in the very odd penumbra cast by Rainer's "help": punctuated placeholders for points questionably suspended, not only about the events of Sturtevant and Rainer, circa 1967, dancing a dance (what dance?