The fact that their economy has gone marginally up rather than down, in fact, has lulled them into a false sense of security.
lulled by the midday sun and the slow steady motion of my horse, I remember distinctly thinking of nothing at all.
The Navy ships remained off shore lest anyone be lulled into forgetting how many were still in need.
early 14c., lullen "hush to sleep," probably imitative of lu-lu sound used to lull a child to sleep (cf. Swedish lulla "to hum a lullaby," German lullen "to rock," Sanskrit lolati "moves to and fro," Middle Dutch lollen "to mutter"). Figurative use from 1570s. Related: Lulled; lulling.
1650s as the name of a soothing drink, from lull (v.). Meaning "period of quiet in a storm" is from 1815.