Origin of asleep
Examples from the Web for asleep
Inside, it seemed hopeless, for every chair in sight was occupied, and a dozen men were asleep on the floor.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2012, George Galloway claimed that having sex with a woman while she is asleep is not considered rape.The Most Insane Antics of George Galloway, Britain’s Purring, Dictator-Loving MP|Gideon Resnick|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because I have real life to take care of once our two kids are asleep (between 8PM and 8:30PM most nights).
Fall asleep listening to a favourite love song as if you were singing it to yourself.
If you really want to maximize your recovery time in bed, whether you are asleep or not, pick up a set of Earthing sheets.Six Secrets of Sleep Hacking to Get More Effective Rest|Ari Meisel|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her brother, thinking that she was not asleep, went to the foot of her bed.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
Floyd is still holding Cecil in his arms, now asleep, but he will not relinquish his precious burden.Floyd Grandon's Honor|Amanda Minnie Douglas
He was breathing heavily, as if asleep, and she dared not speak.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
Very different from the Texans, whose camp had so easily been invaded, the Mexicans were not asleep, but perfectly awake.The Freebooters|Gustave Aimard
And if the little animal should be surprised while asleep, it can escape in any direction without losing even a moment.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with asleep
- asleep at the switch
- fall asleep