soporific \sop-uh-RIF-ik; soh-puh-\, adjective:
1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.noun:
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.
1. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.
Soporific is from French soporifique, from Latin sopor, "a heavy sleep" + -ficus, "-fic," from facere, "to make."
- adv. Something that happens automatically, but that also has some mysterious, "magical" element to it. "Smart" appliances, features, etc. that do intelligent things with less help than you might expect.
- Knute Rockne: the college football coach delivered his famous "Win one for the Gipper" speech, after which his Notre Dame team defeated Army (1928)
- Iwo Jima Memorial: the Marine Corps War Memorial was dedicated in Rosslyn, Virginia (1954)
- Sesame Street: the Muppets-based series from the Sesame Workshop premiered (1969)
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial: opened to visitors in Washington, DC (1982)
- Martin Luther 1483
- Oliver Goldsmith 1728
- Jared Kirtland 1793
- Jane Froman 1907
- Billy May 1916
- George Fenneman 1919
- Russell Johnson 1924
- Richard Burton 1925
- Paul Bley 1932
- Bobby Rush 1934
- Roy Scheider 1935
- Albert Hall 1937
- Russell Means 1940
- Tim Rice 1944
- Alaina Reed-Hall 1946
- David Loggins 1947
- Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake &Palmer) 1948
- Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) 1950
- Chris Gage 1968
- Eve 1978
- Martina Jacová (aka Kyla Cole) 1978
- Chris Jannou (Silverchair) 1979