fast asleep

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Related to fast asleep: sound asleep
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: asleep - sleeping deeplyfast asleep - sleeping deeply; "lying fast asleep on the sofa"; "it would be cruel to wake him; he's sound asleep"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
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(faːst) adjective
1. (of a dye) fixed; that will not come out of a fabric when it is washed.
2. firm; fixed. She made her end of the rope fast to a tree.
fast asleep
completely asleep. The baby fell fast asleep in my arms.
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A LION came across a Hare, who was fast asleep. He was just in the act of seizing her, when a fine young Hart trotted by, and he left the Hare to follow him.
His entrance awoke his wife, who was in bed and fast asleep when he came in.
Her eyes closed in spite of herself and she forgot where she was and fell among the poppies, fast asleep.
In the morning came the fox again and met him as he was beginning his journey, and said, 'Go straight forward, till you come to a castle, before which lie a whole troop of soldiers fast asleep and snoring: take no notice of them, but go into the castle and pass on and on till you come to a room, where the golden bird sits in a wooden cage; close by it stands a beautiful golden cage; but do not try to take the bird out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one, otherwise you will repent it.' Then the fox stretched out his tail again, and the young man sat himself down, and away they went over stock and stone till their hair whistled in the wind.
By that time, I was staggering on the kitchen floor like a little drunkard, through having been newly set upon my feet, and through having been fast asleep, and through waking in the heat and lights and noise of tongues.
At length the weary child prevailed upon her grandfather to retire, and they withdrew, leaving the company yet seated round the fire, and the dogs fast asleep at a humble distance.
In a moment he closed his eyes and was fast asleep. The doctor came forwards and stood by the bed-side.
She expected to see Jeremiah fast asleep or in a fit, but he was calmly seated in a chair, awake, and in his usual health.
The Queen was away at a dance that night at her cousin's; but the King was in bed fast asleep.
The fat boy, for once, had not been fast asleep. He was awake--wide awake--to what had been going forward.
"Went out for a spin," Granet explained, "and afterwards fell fast asleep in my room.
Ferko fell fast asleep, but the other two remained awake, and the eldest said to the second brother, 'What do you say to doing our brother Ferko some harm?

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