Summers often dozed off when others were speaking—even during a meeting of the Board of Overseers.
My guess is he developed some irritation from flying and forgot to take his contact lenses out as he dozed off.
They watched us from a distance as we dozed on kilim rugs after lunch.
Rector was attending a Sunday night game between the Yankees and Red Sox when he dozed off.
Guys actually closed their eyes and dozed off while they ran.
He dozed off again and was roused by an orderly making the rounds calling the crews.
He turned over, almost decided to investigate, and dozed off again.
We sat about, reading and talking, until we dozed off in our chairs.
In the afternoon I dozed for half-an-hour in one of the big chairs in the cabin.
In the dressing room Nana was compelled to wake up Zoe, who had dozed off on a chair.
1640s, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse dusa "to doze," Danish døse "to make dull," Swedish dialectal dusa "to sleep"); related to Old English dysig "foolish" (see dizzy). May have existed in dialect earlier than attested date. Related: Dozed; dozing. As a noun, from 1731.