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  • adj. Sleeping still and silently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sleeping deeply


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  • It was the jollyboat the search parties from Alexander and Supply found first, tied by its painter to a rock in a deserted cove; Power, sound asleep thanks to sorrow and Dutch gin, was curled up behind a pile of stones, and came quietly.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Iwas sound asleep in my bed in Big Bear, California, when the first plane hit.

    This is Gonna Hurt

  • Somewhere between the little towns of New Hampshire and St. Johns, about twenty miles west of Wapakoneta on U.S. Highway 33—with Dudley and Patty sound asleep in the backseat—Neil nodded off.

    First Man

  • At their base, curled up on his mattress like a newborn calf, lay a gnomic man in a flat cloth cap and quilted waistcoat, to all appearances as sound asleep as his comrades.

    the mission song

  • He was sound asleep in his big-boy bed, arm around the giant white rabbit that had been an Easter present from Brian the year Jake was born.

    Memory of Fire

  • Tired-out with the strain and exciting scenes of the previous day, I was still sound asleep when the family had finished breakfast; so that when I got down stairs all traces of the morning meal had been cleared away.

    At Gettysburg, or, What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle: A True Narrative

  • My good husband has protested against writing by gas-light, and very gravely given his opinion on midnight writing; and – ah, well! he is sound asleep now, I see; and so at once to my dream.

    Man's Rights: or, How Would You Like It?


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