Antonyms of ROUSING

Examples of usage:

  1. At last, I ventured to try and withdraw my stiffening arm without rousing him, but at the first movement his fingers tightened and his groans recommenced. "To-morrow?" by Victoria Cross
  2. Somehow this old man recalled Mr. Vergoe, rousing old impulses of childish confidence and revelation. "Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
  3. Such a word, for instance, is 'Thunder'; to hear thunder, to imitate it, even to mention it, are sure ways of rousing superstitious attention and imagination. "Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning" by Edward Carpenter
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