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1. Drowsy; sleepy.
2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.

[Middle English sompnolent, from Old French, from Latin somnolentus : somnus, sleep; see swep- in Indo-European roots + -olentus, abounding in.]

som′no·lent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.somnolently - in a drowsy manner; "`Time to get up,' she said drowsily"
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While it is perfectly possible to while away the days here, sunbathing, sea bathing, sipping on super-thick milkshakes whist reclining somnolently on a cushion in one of the town's seafront cafes, any number of exciting activities could tempt you out of your chocolaty cocoon.
He is somnolently suspended in a space he is powerless to leave.
Stella was able to repeat the innocent conversation and recalls, "What held me was that Charlie's dark face, not usually given to merriment, was aglow and pleading, and that Mary, a thumping extrovert Susan Nipper, always being chiacked by the men and able to hold her own, was standing somnolently without motion or sound" (Childhood p.