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sleeping

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in a state of sleep

lacking physical feeling or sensitivity

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in a state of sleep

lacking sensation

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Then he went on still farther, and all was so still that he could hear every breath he drew; till at last he came to the old tower, and opened the door of the little room in which Briar Rose was; and there she lay, fast asleep on a couch by the window.
I come up, after having fallen asleep myself, below, and find you in your wrapper here, with the nightmare.
demanded those who had been really asleep, and who had wakened to they knew not what.
They followed the bend of the river, and at last came upon their friend the Lion, lying fast asleep among the poppies.
I saw her asleep, and went out for a little stroll myself.
She was fast asleep, and by her, seated on the window sill, was something that looked like a good-sized bird.
This piece of rudeness was more than Alice could bear: she got up in great disgust, and walked off; the Dormouse fell asleep instantly, and neither of the others took the least notice of her going, though she looked back once or twice, half hoping that they would call after her: the last time she saw them, they were trying to put the Dormouse into the teapot.
In such cases, people sometimes do stranger things than to act the magician, and awaken a young man to splendor who fell asleep in poverty.
Conscious that the silken girth--if silk it were--was relaxing its hold, she turned aside into the shelter of the maple-trees, and there found a young man asleep by the spring
This roused Skipper, who, half- asleep, helped him to curl up.
Still Jerry was not satisfied, and he squirmed around until he lay in the hollow of Skipper's arm, his head resting on Skipper's shoulder, when, with a profound sigh of content, he fell asleep.
For if it happened that an individual, even when asleep, had some very distinct idea, as, for example, if a geometer should discover some new demonstration, the circumstance of his being asleep would not militate against its truth; and as for the most ordinary error of our dreams, which consists in their representing to us various objects in the same way as our external senses, this is not prejudicial, since it leads us very properly to suspect the truth of the ideas of sense; for we are not infrequently deceived in the same manner when awake; as when persons in the jaundice see all objects yellow, or when the stars or bodies at a great distance appear to us much smaller than they are.
But at the instant he died, Prince Andrew remembered that he was asleep, and at the very instant he died, having made an effort, he awoke.
In the long intervals of stillness, not even the softly audible breathing of young creatures asleep was to be heard.
So that night, when the moon was shining through the palm-trees and all the King's men were asleep, the parrot slipped out through the bars of the prison and flew across to the palace.