sleepwalker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sleepwalker someone who walks about in their sleep
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking
    • n Sleepwalker One who walks in his sleep; a somnambulist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sleepwalker A somnambulist.
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Usage

In literature:

For while my reason told me that I had been the intruder, my intuition continued to insist that my sleepwalking was a result, not a cause.
"The Confession" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He concluded it was a case of sleepwalking.
"Donal Grant" by George MacDonald
And at those words I rose mechanically, and like a sleepwalker.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Hester locked me in, for fear of my sleepwalking; but I lowered myself by a rope and then climbed in at the closet window of the state chamber.
"The Mysterious Key And What It Opened" by Louisa May Alcott
She was in the semi-lucid state of a sleepwalker.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
Like a sleepwalker, Peter followed.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
The girl moved with the absorption of a sleepwalker beside Jude whose shufflings bespoke nervous tension.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
She shuffled like a sleepwalker jerked along by invisible strings.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
When at length the candle was lighted, he took it in his hand and went into the parlour like a sleepwalker.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
A look of terrible eagerness came over the sleepwalker's countenance.
"A Stable for Nightmares" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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In news:

Comedian Mike Birbiglia has a new film out titled 'Sleepwalk With Me'.
Everyman as comic hero in 'Sleepwalk'.
'Sleepwalk': Everyman as comic hero.
Now it's a movie, "Sleepwalk With Me.".
You might feel like you're sleepwalking through your life during the first week of this month.
'Japan Is Sleepwalking To Oblivion'.
Interpreting dreams with NPR host and co-writer of Sleepwalk with Me Ira Glass.
Mom sleepwalking, doing bizarre dance in order to 'open the tomato cage'.
Sleepwalk With Me' could signal more film screenings at Bend venue.
Courtesy photo Mike Birbiglia in "Sleepwalk with Me".
The Casket Girls Everybody else sleepwalking.
Anxiety over his stalled career and outside pressure to marry his longtime lover (Lauren Ambrose) push a commitment-shy comic (Mike Birbiglia) to sleepwalk .
Birbiglia, essentially playing himself in the film—an aspiring comedian with a sleepwalking disorder—seems to know that his reluctance to commit to vocal instructor Abby after seven years, is a bit baffling.
There are too many times when sleepwalking seems not only the movie's theme, but its method.
He doesn't hit the metaphor too hard - is he also sleepwalking through his relationship, his life.
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