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Definition of "slumbering" [slumbering]

  • Present participle of slumber. (verb)
  • Temporarily inactive. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "slumbering" in a sentence
  • "Those that allow themselves in slumbering, will scarcely keep themselves from sleeping; therefore dread the beginning of spiritual decays; Venienti occurrite morbo -- Attend to the first symptoms of disease."
  • "Intemperance is nine-tenths the cause of murder, criminality and pauperism, the insanity of powerful minds -- minds which might have moulded and shaped the opinions of nations -- and could we but redeem the financial results of this black demon, and call the slumbering drunkards from their graves, we might repeople an empty world, make states, build kingdoms, erect religious and social institutions, and dedicate them to the honor and glory of God."
  • "Great occasions only summon as with a trumpet-call the slumbering reserves of my intellect."
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