It “lulls you into this sense of security because it is a world of your own creation.”
There was the briefest of lulls in jokes when Obama said he was proud of his Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor.
In the lulls, Robert and his mother exchanged bits of desultory conversation.
It is usually only during the lulls in the wind that Culex can fly.
But the syren accounts for it in some plausible way; it lulls his fear, and onward they go again.
His mother was one of them white-livered lulls, from Pomfret.
Love blinds the eyes and dulls the ears; it lulls the conscience to all save its words.
A still, pale fog is soothing; it lulls nature to a kind of repose.
The wind was still raving about the house, with lulls between its charges.
In one of the lulls, I hauled Molo through the air and into the cave.
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.