Soft white summer clouds hung so sleepily in the southwest they scarce suggested motion.
"Let's wait till to-morrow and see what the weather's like," I said sleepily.
Addison was awake and lay regarding us, sleepily; but Willis had already got up and gone out with the gun.
"You will find me in this park on any evening when the weather is suitable," said the Prince, sleepily.
She sleepily noted, too, that there were flowers on the walls, and more floating lace over the bureau.
Content, serene, numbed with her happiness, she watched him sleepily.
I kept very quiet, and he brushed two or three times past my legs, eyeing me sleepily.
"If I'm not dying, I don't need a priest," he said sleepily.
He went into his room on tiptoe, but Eleanor heard him and said, sleepily, "What on earth have you been talking about?"
After a while the Giant roused a little, and said sleepily: “Will it soon boil?”
early 13c. from sleep (n.) + -y (2). Perhaps in Old English but not recorded. Old English had slæpor, slæpwerig in the sense "sleepy;" slæpnes "sleepiness." Cf. Old High German slafag. Of places, from 1851 (Irving's Sleepy Hollow is from 1820). Sleepy-head is from 1570s. Related: Sleepily; sleepiness.