sleeping pill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sleeping pill a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
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Usage

In literature:

I don't suppose she will, for she took two of those pills last night that Dr. Rawson gave her for when she couldn't sleep.
"The Bittermeads Mystery" by E. R. Punshon
You go to sleep, and in the mornin' you'll take that other pill.
"Uncle William" by Jennette Lee
I took her to her room and gave her a couple of sleeping-pills, and then went back to the gunroom.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
But if a pill merely made a person drowsy, so that he dozed for hours halfway between sleeping and awake, no harm appeared to be done.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Then there are many who take pills to make them sleep.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
It would certainly be better than physically depressing the higher brain centers with sleeping pills to produce unconsciousness every night.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
He'll take a pill and go to sleep.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
There were three sleeping pills left in it.
"Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman
A bottle of sleeping pills on the table was uncapped.
"Forsyte's Retreat" by Winston Marks
This method of 'pill-boxing' is very simple in the case of the lazy and soundly sleeping moths.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
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In poetry:

I fear my very life's at stake;
My note is lying on the Red . . .
I know I'll lose it, then I'll take
My pills and sleep until I'm dead . . .
Oh God of mercy, understand!
In pity guide the croupier's hand.
"Roulette" by Robert W Service
I'll wait until my money's gone
Before I take the sleeping pills;
Then when they find me in the dawn,
Remote from earthly ails and ills
They'll say: "She's broke, the foreign bitch!"
And dump me in the common ditch.
"Roulette" by Robert W Service

In news:

Tiger Woods' highest-profile former mistress, Rachel Uchitel, is addicted to alcohol in addition to the prescription sleeping pill Ambien, gossip website RadarOnline reported Friday.
She has taken a sleeping pill & feels cold.
Forget about a clear conscious or sleeping pills — according to a new survey, the best way to get a good night rest is a teddy bear.
Sleeping pill use must be balanced with risks.
Man in Coma for 7 Years was Given a Sleeping Pill and Woke Up.
A female passenger who took a sleeping pill on a flight to Hawaii woke up to find she was being sexually assaulted by the man next to her, a court has heard.
Merck's Novel Approach to a New Sleeping Pill .
Ozzie Guillen's formula after a loss: "7 Presidentes and a sleeping pill ".
Sleeping pill use grows as economy keeps people up at night.
The fast-growing sleeping-pill business could be in for a big wake-up call from Pfizer.
Some Sleeping Pill Users Range Far Beyond Bed.
The actor says alcohol and the sleeping pill Sonata were to blame for his confrontation with police in March, an incident that ended with Brendon tased and arrested.
Sleeping-pill-like chemical might be cause.
I've started to take a pre­scrip­tion non­ben­zo­di­azepine sleep­ing pill every night.
A common sleeping pill may increase the likelihood of potentially dangerous falls.
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