And he rammed his own rifle one inch from the face of the half-asleep figure.
Sally, the American student, was half-asleep at a corner table after a pub crawl.
The Mexican horse-wrangler was a lazy looking, half-asleep fellow; but he sat a pony as though he had grown in the saddle.
Nasmyth was half-asleep when the cook and the leader of the gang came in.
Fouquet had just retired to his room, still smiling, but more than half-asleep.
She was half-asleep when I went in, dreaming as it seemed, and pleasantly.
Women brought their half-asleep children and I drew on my stock of sweets.
There was no skurrying of rabbits, or twitter of the half-asleep birds.
Mrs. Burns lives in this place; most likely we shall see her to-morrow—This Sonnet I have written in a strange mood, half-asleep.
From every doorway men were now stumbling, half-dressed, half-asleep.
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.