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.
For a second I became lost in memory, lulled into nostalgia by the sensory banquet of collective human death.
Feeling like he was “one of the rebels” may have lulled Stevens into a false sense of safety.
His phrases, which began to fall into the rhythmic drone of a Sunday sermon, lulled Baldur to dreaming.
They are enchanted by other charms, and lulled into dangerous repose by other music!
The storm had lulled, though the rain still fell; in the west was a streak of light.
The wind had lulled, but there still rolled high a most unusual ocean.
Gordon Makimmon settled into a waking somnolence, lulled by the familiar, profound, withdrawn repose of the valley.
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.