The London Post very truly says that where somnambulism can be proved it is a good defense in a criminal action.
There was something frightful in this somnambulism of drunkenness.
Yankelé walked along mesmerised, reduced to somnambulism by his magnificently masterful patron.
"Mr. Phelps tells me you suffer from somnambulism," the doctor went on.
But all through the evening, all through the play, Elsie saw nothing but Mr. Dering and him engaged in daylight somnambulism.
It would seem, besides, that she was naturally disposed to somnambulism.
I asked, as I wished to know whether he was aware of his somnambulism.
But somnambulism, while arising in sleep, is not at all a feature of sleep.
In some intuitive way, surviving probably from the somnambulism, she knew or guessed as much as I knew.
somnambulism is, with Luther, the result of diabolical agency.
1786, "walking in one's sleep or under hypnosis," from French somnambulisme, from Modern Latin somnambulus "sleepwalker," from Latin somnus "sleep" (see Somnus) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble (v.)).
Originally brought into use during the excitement over "animal magnetism;" it won out over noctambulation. A stack of related words came into use early 19c., e.g. somnambule "sleepwalker" (1837, from French somnambule, 1690s), earlier somnambulator (1803); as adjectives, somnambulary (1827), somnambular (1820).
somnambulism som·nam·bu·lism (sŏm-nām'byə-lĭz'əm)