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insomnolent (in-SOM-nuh-lunt) adjective

Sleepless.

noun

One afflicted with insomnia.

[From Latin in- (not) + Middle English sompnolent, from Old French, from Latin somnolentus, from somnus (sleep).]

"... the four old familiar blue letters `Ford' now transcended by four foreign letters drawing moths and men insomnolent to gaze at something not assembled by the sons of immigrants in Flint or Dearborn... " Michael A Crivello, Yugo Down, Moses, Harper's Magazine (New York), Dec 1992.

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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

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