sleepiness

Definitions

  • ARTHUR BEGAN TO FEEL VERY SLEEPY
    ARTHUR BEGAN TO FEEL VERY SLEEPY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sleepiness a very sleepy state "sleepiness causes many driving accidents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize 'this' was the day of the changeover.
    • n Sleepiness The quality or state of being sleepy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 7 Dwarfs are Happy, Grumpy, Dopey (the beardless one), Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy. They were miners.
    • n sleepiness Sleepy character or state. Inclination to sleep; drowsiness.
    • n sleepiness Languor; laziness.
    • n sleepiness Same as bletting.
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Quotations

  • Steward Alsop
    Steward Alsop
    “A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.”
  • Shirley Williams
    Shirley Williams
    “No test tube can breed love and affection. No frozen packet of semen ever read a story to a sleepy child.”
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca%20West
    “All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.”
  • Leo Aikman
    Leo Aikman
    “Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night.”

Usage

In literature:

I was tired, but not sleepy.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
In the cattle-yards was heard the sleepy breathing of the multitude of cattle.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
Now, then, driver," opening the window and poking her head out, "when are we getting to Sleepy Hollow?
"Polly" by L. T. Meade
He looked at me with one eye open, like a sleepy hound.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
They are fast closing' repeating in a soothing tone the words 'sleepy, sleepy, sleep.
"Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism" by A. Alpheus
Sleepy Tony advanced to within ten paces of her, and then stopped, undecided whether to go nearer.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
The day was dawning over the sleepy city.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
There were some boys and girls, and certainly a number of them were tired and sleepy.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
I'm getting awful sleepy.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
The aide-de-camp was getting both sleepy and impatient, but he, too, was much the quartermaster's junior in rank.
"Warrior Gap" by Charles King
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In poetry:

There shall be dusk to fall
And winds expectant, sweet,
And sleepy birds to call
And vines about my feet,
"Fulfilment" by Margaret Widdemer
The sleepy sinner little thinks
What sorrows will abound
Within him, when upon the brinks
Of Tophet he is found.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Mountain flowers open in our faces.
You and I are triply lost in wine.
I’m drunk, my friend, sleepy. Rise and go.
With your dawn lute, return, if you wish, and stay.
"Drinking in the Mountains" by Li Po
What power has brought thy majesty to this,
Who gave those eyes their dull and sleepy look;
Who took their lightning out, and from thy throat
The thunder when the whole wide forest shook?
"The Captive Lion" by William H Davies
Such shaking doth the fever in me keep
Through all this May that I have little sleep;
And also 'tis not likely unto me,
That any living heart should sleepy be
In which Love's dart its fiery point doth steep.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
The sound was behind me instead of before,
A sleepy sound, but mocking half,
As one who utterly couldn't care.
The Demon arose from his wallow to laugh,
Brushing the dirt from his eye as he went;
And well I knew what the Demon meant.
"The Demiurge's Laugh" by Robert Frost

In news:

For eight years, the sleepy coast of Maine has been stirred by an underwater gold rush.
Body's Own 'Valium' Leads to Extreme Sleepiness (Photo Credit: Hemera/Thinkstock).
Drug-Overdose Antidote May Counter Extreme Sleepiness Disorder.
Energy-Drinking Service Members Experience Sleepiness .
Sleepiness normal for teens, but can be a sign of more.
Daytime sleepiness a product of obesity, depression.
Excessive daytime sleepiness linked with childhood attention problems.
Greater Death Risk for Older People Who Have Sleep Apnea and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness .
Older adults who have sleep apnea and who are excessively sleepy in the daytime may have more than twice the risk of death as people who do not have both conditions, new research suggests.
Watch this fan as he spends the time between pitches stacking plastic cups on some sleepy guy's head.
Almost seven years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers swung a trade on a sleepy August day.
She's the PURRR-fect mix of playful and sleepy.
The cast of this weekend's shows of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" includes, top row: Zach Islam (Doc), Natasha Wesley (Snow White), Mackenzie Denofio (Happy), Grace Powers (Sleepy).
Like me, the apostles had a habit of getting awful sleepy awful fast during a long stretch of prayer.
The patched and potholed two-lane road leading to this sleepy border post on the frontier with Zimbabwe gives little hint of grand design or bitter struggle.
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