I grew up in a family unusually adventurous for the 1970s, so became used to going to sleep in my own bed then being blearily
bundled into the back seat of my dad's Vauxhall Viva, only to wake up in another country.
This was her working day: 7am: Start the day - blearily
- getting my sons up, although from this September things will be a bit different as my step-son is going to university and my eldest son is busy with his new business venture - The Orchard Restaurant - so it is only my youngest son who will be around.
from prison/To raucous cheers" only to entice ".
As you clamber out of bed in the morning and make your way blearily
to the bathroom, do you examine the water coming out of the tap closely for signs of contamination or do you trust the water company to get it right for one more day?
If you fly Air China, the national carrier, this depressing milieu is your point of origin, but nine hours later you're blearily
surveying the Gobi Desert and on approach to Beijing, where, in a Dantean transformation, airport purgatory morphs into airport paradise.
I threw on a T-shirt, staggered into the bathroom, splashed the sleep from my eyes, blinked blearily
into the fluorescent light, and reeled dumbly downstairs into the church.
Of Moore's wartime drawings of the London underground, he wrote that "the shelterers seen waking from a sleep take on an air of rising blearily
from death" (1968).
More astonishing still, breakfast TV rivals Natasha Kaplinsky and Kate Garraway look effortlessly glamorous when most of us are still sitting blearily
over our cornflakes.
A docile citizenry lined the streets and watched blearily
If jealousy is, in cliche parlance, spoken of as the "green-eyed monster," envy is cross-, squinty-, and blearily
I stumbled down the stairs, trying to fathom out how Glen could've made such a horrible mistake.
45am yesterday, came from an incoherent man in the Willenhall area of the Black Country, blearily
complaining that his trousers had disappeared.
When the rest of the house surfaced some hours later, they'd yawn at me and ask blearily
EVER GAZED BLEARILY
INTO THE MIRROR AFTER AN EVENING OF OVER-INDULGENCE AND THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE A MIRACLE TO RESTORE YOUR FACE TO ITS PRE-PARTY GLORY.
I gazed blearily
out of my window assuming it was an inconsiderate motorist but soon realised that wasn''t the case.