Barely 20 years ago, Brazil was a drowsy, underperfoming Third World nation, plagued by hyperinflation and boom-and-bust growth.
There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity.
Casablancas speaks in a drowsy mumble and occasionally needs prodding, but once you do, becomes surprisingly engaged.
Sometimes I went with him on Sunday to hear the minister, but I was always tired and drowsy, and could not keep awake.'
In the drowsy afternoon, most of the lepers lay in their rock dens asleep.
"I'm depending upon you for the bread," he said to the drowsy man in the hammock.
And from the crimson petals arose a faint, drowsy fragrance.
During the interval of several seconds he remained in a sort of drowsy stupor, with his gaze fixed upon the curling flames.
"My, but that's a sound to make one drowsy," laughed Noll contentedly.
A reduction of ten per cent every week can be carried through, if a pledge is given to one's self in a drowsy state.
1520s, probably ultimately from Old English drusan, drusian "sink," also "become languid, slow, or inactive" (related to dreosan "to fall"), from Proto-Germanic *drus- (see dreary). But there is no record of it in Middle English. Related: Drowsily; drowsiness.