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  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see deep,‎ sleep.
  • n. Artificially induced hibernation in humans for the purpose of long distance space travel.


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  • The difference between the verb naphelah and the particle nopheleth should be noted: the deep sleep fell, ie., quickly as a single act, but the terror and awful gloom kept falling, or settling upon him and were still enfolding him more fully when the rest of the revelation came (K.S. 237 e explains a bit differently).

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Little Abraham was aroused from his deep sleep in a corner of the same apartment, and made to put on his clothes while still mentally in the other world.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • And Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man; and when he slept, He took one of his ribs and closed the place with flesh.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Sister Ann Marie fell into a deep sleep in the early afternoon and Sister Irene let me leave to take the sewing patterns to Brenda Norton, so I could finally show her how to sew up a proper dress.

    Keep Sweet

  • In these severe conflicts the Lord answered me by awful 'visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed,' Job xxxiii.

    The Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African

  • "It's perasiata — a sort of deep sleep or coma state."


  • Max smoothed his hand over the dog, settling her back into a deep sleep without pesky rabbits or birds to provoke her, then he looked toward Mad-die's bedroom.

    Annie, Get Your Guy & Messing Around With Max

  • "Even the seemingly perpetual internal spring that powered Tooqui finally ran down, and the little Gwurran collapsed into deep sleep with nary a word of good night to anyone.

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • When the morning morrowed in sheen and shone, Nur al-Din awoke from deep sleep and found that she had brought water: 484 so they made the Ghusl-ablution, he and she, and he performed that which behoved him of prayer to his Lord, after which she set before him meat and drink, and he ate and drank.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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