She has deposited the old man in that easy-chair for a doze, I fancy.
I doze for a little, and when I waken there are people in the room.
Soon she fell into a doze from whence she, at intervals, would awake and call for John, and inquire if Ruth was near.
Then he wakened out of his doze, and began questioning me who the gentlemen were.
For a great part of the time, the Court House, the centre of gravity for the county, appeared to doze in the sunshine.
Pardon my appearance, but I was startled out of a doze when you knocked.
After which Mr Dorrit was seized with a doze for about a minute, out of which he sprang with spasmodic nimbleness.
The very flowers seemed to doze on their stalks set with sleepy leaves.
The sermon is irreligiously long; and you are nodding—in a doze!
He nodded his head, stared at her, and seemed to doze off again.
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.