The girl next to me, an attractive brunette in her 20s, spent much of the first act and most of the second half asleep.
He had a trick of looking at one through half-closed eyelids that gave the totally erroneous impression that he was half asleep.
“I expect you were half asleep at the time,” suggested his friend.
I was half asleep and thinking of my little sister, and I went off like a shot.
I am convinced that when Captain West naps on the sofa he is only half asleep.
Sister Hildegard, who was sitting at the door of the dormitory, half asleep, started up as Frau Christine crossed the threshold.
I can only account for it by having heard the tale when I was half asleep.
We went to meet the carriages from the station; at last they arrived, with Mr. Owen half asleep amidst the kitbags.
Hetty was very tired; very cold; half asleep, and half frightened.
Have you ever when half asleep heard the same words repeated over and over again?
c.1200, aslepe, o slæpe, from Old English on slæpe (see sleep). The parallel form on sleep continued until c.1550. Of limbs, "numb through stoppage of circulation," from late 14c. Meaning "inattentive, off guard" is from mid-14c.
asleep a·sleep (ə-slēp')
In a state of sleep; sleeping.
Numb, as of a limb.
In or into a state of sleep.
In or into a state of apathy or indifference.
Into the sleep of the dead.