sleeping around

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sleeping around indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
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Usage

In literature:

Seems like I do nothing but eat and sleep and loaf around.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
The supper having at length come to an end, all stretched themselves around the fire and went to sleep.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I had strayed all around it before lying down to sleep.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Here they unexpectedly came upon a party of negroes sleeping around a large fire.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
I did not feel much inclined to sleep, with so many objects of interest around.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
At the end of that time, Kent raised his head and gazed cautiously around upon the circle of sleeping savages.
"The Ranger" by Edward S. Ellis
We newsboys lie around 'em, waiting for our papers, and sleep there till they're ready.
"Divided Skates" by Evelyn Raymond
The night had been warm, and they were sleeping upon the ground around their wigwams.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
With infinite caution he peered out, his searching gaze flicking swiftly, around the sleep-apartment.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
We'll eat and sleep and work and study in the other rooms; but here we'll really live, right around that dear fireplace.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
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In poetry:

Some sleep on while others keep
The vigils of the true and brave:
They will not rest till roses creep
Around their name above a grave.
"I Often Wonder Why 'Tis So" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Almost! Nay, I do sleep;
There is no darkness save in this my dreaming;
Thy fatherhood above, around, is beaming;
Thy hand my hand doth keep.
"I Would I Were A Child" by George MacDonald
A voice rang through the House of Sleep,
And through its halls there went a tread;
Mysterious raiment seemed to sweep
Around the pallid dead.
"At Dawn" by Madison Julius Cawein
Within this hush he sleeps; no call
To feel the wild desire to roam
Around the hills he knew, and all
The well-known fields and paths of home.
"Joseph Thomson" by Alexander Anderson
Around her scarcely parted lips,
Now a smile--a laughter!--creeps,
Losing all their sad eclipse--
Angels near! while baby sleeps
Deeply sleeps.
"Baby Song" by James Avis Bartley
"'Then sleep no more:
Around thy heart
Some ten-der dream may i-dlee play.
But mid-night song,
With mad-jick art,
Will chase that dree muh-way!'"
"The Hired Man And Floretty" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Do Men Always Want to Sleep Around.
John Marshall Hearne, age 90, died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him at his home on Sandy Run Court on December 10, 2009.
Sleep around the corner from the trendy Parque Lleras district's best clubs and restaurants at Art Hotel Medellín (from $120).
They host us rowers , they open their doors to us year around and feed us and give us beds to sleep in and most importantly give us support.
The Super Bowl is right around the corner and Slacker is married to a woman that fell in love with the New England Patriots, so if she was to pick between sleeping with Eli Manning or Tom Brady, she would pick Tom Brady.
OK, here goes: She's sleeping around on you, dude.
Whether it's Tiki Barber, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tori Spelling or the couple down the street, there seems to be a lot of "sleeping around" going on in supposedly conservative America and (from what I read) in the rest of the world as well.
On the other hand, they have a really, really hard time doing things humans can do in their sleep — like walk around a room that has tables, chairs and other objects strewn about.
For families who feel a sleep-away camp is not the right fit, but still want their child to experience all that camp has to offer, the answer may be right around the corner at a day camp .
Tourists sailing around the waters where the animals typically sleep in the day keep them awake due to noise pollution.
Louis Tomlinson isn't interested in sleeping around.
It was sometime around midnight on Thursday, April 28, and Danielle Frye , former NASCAR publicist and wife of Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye , couldn't sleep.
Chris Brown released a speculative diss track against RiRi, which found him accusing one of exes of sleeping around.
The co-stars of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps dated for around a year until they split in October of 2010, something LaBeouf blames on Mulligan 's desire to marry and have children.
Folks who use the term "sex addiction" to describe their reasons for habitual sleeping around or other untoward behavior have been sort of undercut by the American Psychiatric Association.
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