- Men with votes and influence compared this squire in their minds with other squires, whose lives seemed spent in a slumberous donothingness. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
- From the foliage above and around them came a soft, slumberous sound, evoked by the balmy wind that fanned their cheeks. - "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.
- As it consisted chiefly of a long and detailed account of his symptoms and extended over half an hour, and as you, with knowledge of his speedy death, will not bear it with the slumberous equanimity of his contemporaries, I shall not recount it. - "The Passionate Elopement", Compton Mackenzie.