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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LULLING

The lulling hymns were like the very vertigo that bore them away.

She led him back to bed, soothing him like a child, lulling him with a fib.

The distant lawns were lulling to sleep the breezes that kissed them.

Pedro Montero had a talent for lulling his adversaries into a sense of security.

And I fancy that you will not believe, either, that the sea is lulling now.

Only by overcoming the latter, and lulling it to sleep, can he recover the eternal.

She was lulling her to sleep, and held up her finger to me enjoining silence.

You may be lulling yourselves to sleep with delusive opiates.

The lulling of the wind gave the waves a chance to gather force and height.

Just as she was lulling herself into a doze, that question seized and roused her.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., lullen "hush to sleep," probably imitative of lu-lu sound used to lull a child to sleep (cf. Swedish lulla "to hum a lullaby," German lullen "to rock," Sanskrit lolati "moves to and fro," Middle Dutch lollen "to mutter"). Figurative use from 1570s. Related: Lulled; lulling.

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