sleepy

Definitions

  • ARTHUR BEGAN TO FEEL VERY SLEEPY
    ARTHUR BEGAN TO FEEL VERY SLEEPY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sleepy ready to fall asleep "beginning to feel sleepy","a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids","sleepyheaded students"
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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.
    • Sleepy Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security.
    • Sleepy Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. "She waked her sleepy crew."
    • Sleepy Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish. "'Tis not sleepy business;
      But must be looked to speedily and strongly."
    • Sleepy Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion.
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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.
    • sleepy Overcome with sleep; sleeping.
    • sleepy Inclined to sleep; drowsy.
    • sleepy Languid; dull; inactive; sluggish.
    • sleepy Tending to induce sleep; sleep-producing; soporific.
    • sleepy Decaying internally: said of fruit. See blet, v. i.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Turkey contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which can cause sleepiness (warm milk also contains tryptophan).
    • adj Sleepy inclined to sleep: drowsy: dull: lazy
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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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. slpig,. See Sleep (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. slǽpanslǽp; Ger. schlaf, Goth. sleps.

Usage

In literature:

I will feel sleepy when this book is locked, and perhaps sleep until Dalgleish brings the dinner summons.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
The great murmuring sound, the blended advance of so many men, made John sleepy by-and-by.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Look at Mabel," she added, seeing her brother hesitate, "she is frightfully sleepy.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
There's something I want to speak to you about if you ain't too sleepy.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
Guess it will stir up the sleepy old town for once, hey?
"Bart Stirling's Road to Success" by Allen Chapman
For hours and hours she sat there, growing more sleepy every minute.
"The Curious Book of Birds" by Abbie Farwell Brown
If it makes you sleepy, well, you're in the right place and safe enough.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Of course the sleepy woman was awake in a moment.
"Dotty Dimple Out West" by Sophie May
It seems that cowboys are rather sleepy-headed in the morning and it is a part of the cook's job to get them up.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
I simply ran there, asking my way of surly, sleepy sentries, tripping over ropes, nearly falling into docks.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
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In poetry:

Oh, hush, my soul, take comfort now
And sleepy-singing lie
Till Love return to hide the sun
And veil the earth and sky!
"Interim" by Margaret Widdemer
And wind and flower and pale moonbeam
About the baby's bed
Stirred and woke the funniest dream
In the little sleepy head.
"A Secret" by John Charles McNeill
"And through the window, sleepy nights,
Just at the stairway's head,
A white star like a candle lights
Me safely up to bed.
"November" by Nancy Byrd Turner
He is patient of thorn and whip,
He is dumb under axe or dart;
You suck with a sleepy red lip
The wet red wounds in his heart.
"Satia te Sanguine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
His eyelids droop, his head falls low,
His old eyes cloud with dreams;
The sun upon all things that grow
Falls in sleepy streams.
"The Ballad Of The Foxhunter" by William Butler Yeats
They all may home on a sleepy tide,
To the flap of the idle sail;
But it's never again the Nancy's Pride
That answers a human hail.
"The Nancy's Pride" by Bliss William Carman

In news:

Let's see, there's Sleepy, Sneezy, Greasy, Grumpy, Gropey.
A few days into February 2012, the Sleepy Eye Water Department responded to an alarm call for a water main break at the city's power plant.
Kevin Wildes and David Jacoby are back with six more half-baked ideas including grown man sleepy time books, business bye weeks, and America's Team Olympics.
There's an old gravel road, winding over the hill out west of town Where the Whippoorwill sings its sleepy song, when the sun goes down I can still smell the woods as I swing.
Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath is in unfamiliar territory entering the quarter horse season at Lone Star Park.
Adam Morgan says he's pumped for the biggest game of his professional baseball career, even if his calm demeanor and sleepy eyes suggest otherwise.
So I'm walking my daughter to school this morning and I notice an armada of Sleepys trucks parked on the west side of Church Street between Warren and Chambers streets.
The Ghost of Sleepy Hollow.
Residents of this sleepy Turkish border town breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday.
Janice Evers , age 64, of Sleepy Eye, Minn. Died on Monday, April 2, 2012 at her home in Sleepy Eye.
Sleepy town houses exotic knives.
Vincent) Branch, 53, of New Ulm, died Thursday, Nov 15, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Sleepy Eye.
The headless horsemen makes his way to Walden Theatre in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which opens Wednesday.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow performances are to happen Oct 31, Nov 1, and 2 at 7:30 pm each night.
Helena Tomasovic, age 87 of Sleepy Eye, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at St John Lutheran Home in Springfield.
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