Definition of Slumbering

1. Verb. (present participle of slumber) ¹



2. Adjective. Temporarily inactive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slumbering

1. slumber [v] - See also: slumber

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slumbering

sluicier
sluiciest
sluicing
sluicy
sluing
sluit
sluits
slum
slum area
slumber
slumber parties
slumber party
slumbered
slumberer
slumberers
slumbering (current term)
slumberingly
slumberland
slumberless
slumberlike
slumberous
slumbers
slumbery
slumbre
slumbrous
slumbry
slumdog
slumdogs
slumgullions

Literary usage of Slumbering

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1. Poems by Mary Ann Hanmer Dodd (1844)
"ARE WE slumbering NOW ? " The night is far spent, the day is at hand : let us therefore cast off the ... ARE we slumbering now when a watch we should keep ? ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In this series of contradictory instructions may be detected the ever-slumbering antagonism between Catherine's fixedness of purpose and the ..."

3. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... stung As if a battle-trump had rung; The slumbering instincts long unstirred Start at the old familiar word ; It thrills like flame through every limb, ..."

4. Early Indiana Trials and Sketches: Reminiscences by Oliver Hampton Smith (1858)
"How soon we pass from active life to slumbering death! JAMES LOCKHART. WHILE writing this sketch, I heard of the death of my friend Judge Lockhart, ..."

5. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey (1849)
"come disturbed in the long season of peace, a divine judgment was sent to re-establish our fallen, and I might almost say slumbering faith. ..."

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