She has deposited the old man in that easy-chair for a doze, I fancy.
It roused Hope from a doze into which he had just fallen, and provoked Hester accordingly.
Soon she fell into a doze from whence she, at intervals, would awake and call for John, and inquire if Ruth was near.
The mental struggle had exhausted Jane somewhat, and she fell into a doze.
For a great part of the time, the Court House, the centre of gravity for the county, appeared to doze in the sunshine.
So, awakening from a doze, he saw the boy there, and called him Hubert.
After which Mr Dorrit was seized with a doze for about a minute, out of which he sprang with spasmodic nimbleness.
His suspicion of me started up from its doze and rubbed its eyes.
The sermon is irreligiously long; and you are nodding—in a doze!
She did not seem to understand him, but fell into a doze while he was talking.
1640s, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse dusa "to doze," Danish døse "to make dull," Swedish dialectal dusa "to sleep"); related to Old English dysig "foolish" (see dizzy). May have existed in dialect earlier than attested date. Related: Dozed; dozing. As a noun, from 1731.