Dead drunk

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so drunk as to be unconscious.

See also: Dead

References in classic literature ?
Turning her eyes in the direction Pyotr had turned to look, she saw a factory hand almost dead drunk, with hanging head, being led away by a policeman.
To speak plainly, they were both dead drunk, nor was Partridge in a much better situation.
And, more than this, there's Marian; she's been found dead drunk by the withy-bed--a girl who hev never been known to touch anything before except shilling ale; though, to be sure, 'a was always a good trencher- woman, as her face showed.
I am dead drunk, that's all, and never did a man more strongly set about getting so.
An hour later, when we entered the house, we found him stretched dead drunk upon the dining-room sofa.
That popular fable of the sot who was picked up dead drunk in the street, carried to the duke's house, washed and dressed and laid in the duke's bed, and, on his waking, treated with all obsequious ceremony like the duke, and assured that he had been insane, owes its popularity to the fact that it symbolizes so well the state of man, who is in the world a sort of sot, but now and then wakes up, exercises his reason and finds himself a true prince.
One beggar was quarrelling with another, and a man dead drunk was lying right across the road.
Paul Garrigan, 44, spent years "drinking himself to death" in Thailand before getting sober and wrote a book entitled Dead Drunk about the alcoholism many ex-pats in the southeast Asian country fall into.
The 27- year- old, who was returning to his residence in Ghaziabad's Vaishali, was dead drunk when he ran over the policemen on duty.
He had harsh words for former owner Todd Breighner, calling him a "drop dead drunk and embarrassment.
He was dead drunk, our security tried to stop him but he pushed him and abused in such filthy language that I cannot use it here.
We went out to a boxing match in London and got dead drunk and it all got blown out of proportion.