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Adj.1.sleepy-eyed - ready to fall asleep; "beginning to feel sleepy"; "a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids"; "sleepyheaded students"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
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Razumov had been admitted twice to that suite of several small dark rooms on the top floor: dusty window-panes, litter of all sorts of sweepings all over the place, half-full glasses of tea forgotten on every table, the two Laspara daughters prowling about enigmatically silent, sleepy-eyed, corsetless, and generally, in their want of shape and the disorder of their rumpled attire, resembling old dolls; the great but obscure Julius, his feet twisted round his three-legged stool, always ready to receive the visitors, the pen instantly dropped, the body screwed round with a striking display of the lofty brow and of the great austere beard.
We were down on Steamboat Wharf, where the river steamers made their landings, and where we found a group of amused long-shoremen and loafers listening to the hard- luck tale of a sleepy-eyed young fellow in long sea-boots.
Outside in the passage was standing a girl, tall and sleepy-eyed.
In fourteen gentle stanzas, sleepy-eyed children throughout history draw comfort from bedtime tales and tender lullabies.
Aside from a few other sleepy-eyed goose hunters, the only other customers were farmers.
Tony Marasiano, the ice-cream man, stood within the humid shade of a weary, sun-blistered oak, his little pony with head bowed, listless and sleepy-eyed.
Four times he went in the night, apparently staggering sleepy-eyed around the camp with his furry drawers around his knees, leaving little deposits here, there and everywhere for others to tread in.
The story proper begins as Jesus (handsome, sleepy-eyed Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado) calls forth his disciples at the Sea of Galilee and begins his ministry--a three-year endeavor rendered with all the heft and penetration of a poorly annotated Wikipedia entry, as the filmmakers race to condense some 200-odd minutes of pre-existing material (along with some minimal new footage) into a 138-minute frame.
There are also the predictable Christmas cracker jokes and sleepy-eyed parents as well as the ever-so-unpredictable results of those attempting to cook a Christmas dinner.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eddie Berman kicks off his sleepy-eyed Sunday morning rendition of the 1984 heartland hit, and when he sings the line, "Hey there baby, I could use a little help," the inordinately talented young woman to his right cracks her mouth just enough to let a perfect harmony slip out.
Now that spring finally has arrived, you may feel like you are coming out of hibernation--perhaps a little sluggish and sleepy-eyed, wondering how to get into the swing of things again.
20pM Young war widow Janet Leigh is slow to catch on to the sleepy-eyed charm of easy-going Robert Mitchum.