asleep asleep  /əs ˈlip/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) in a state of sleep
  2. (adj) lacking sensation
  3. (adj) dead
  4. (adv) into a sleeping state
  5. (adv) in the sleep of death

Usage(s):

  1. Parents are of different opinions when it comes to co-sleeping with their babies, but a growing body of research suggests it's best for infants when they fall asleep on their own.
  2. After repeating it aloud patiently as his son fell asleep, Sherover was delighted next day to hear the boy babble the poem without a slip.
  3. Around him all was still, the compound asleep.

News

  1. What Part Do Sleep Spindles Play In Emotional Memory: Ambien Study

    Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once asleep, we all experience five different stages in our sleep cycle. That being said, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who is familiar with any of the cycles besides REM sleep, or rapid eye movement sleep , which is typically characterized by quick and random movements of the eyes combined with muscle paralysis. During REM ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Police: Woman asleep in car at Longview park had marijuana on her lap

    Longview police arrested a woman about 1:30 a.m. Friday after they said she was found asleep in her car at McWhorter Park with marijuana on her lap. Promote to Mobile read more
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KETK 56 Tyler

  3. Asleep on the Job: Banker's Million Dollar Mistake

    A German bank employee accidentally transferred 222,222,222.222 euros ($295 million) from a customer's account when he fell asleep at his computer.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNBC

Quotes

  1. "Most passengers were still asleep, but some were standing in the aisle waiting to get off at the Zibo railway station," one passenger, surnamed Zhang, told Xinhua.
    on Apr 28, 2006 By: Zhang Jun Source: 940 News

  2. "It's hard to deny that some of the contagion did start on Wall Street," Obama said, asserting that some firms took "wild and unjustified risks" and some government regulators were "asleep at the switch."
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "The regulator here was asleep at the switch," Schumer said. "The administration is doing what they always do, blaming the fire on the person who called 9-1-1."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: USA Today

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