Some photographs show women who look like they may be asleep, unconscious, or dead.
But never before have we seen the Walking Haircut in such state of intimacy: asleep.
When the attack began, Shahab Khan was asleep in his room near the front gate, just inside the jail.
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.