dullness, dulness (adv.) Old form(s): dulnesse
sleepiness, drowsiness, tiredness
Oth I.iii.266[Othello to all] light-winged toys / Of feathered Cupid seel with wanton dullness / My speculative and officed instruments
Tem I.ii.185[Prospero to Miranda, of her sleeping] 'Tis a good dullness, / And give it way [i.e. give in to it]
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