half-asleep

half-asleep

adj
neither fully asleep nor awake
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Bloomfield, I almost forgot to answer her polite salutation; and it afterwards struck me, that the little I did say was spoken in the tone of one half-dead or half-asleep. The lady, too, was somewhat chilly in her manner, as I discovered when I had time to reflect.
He was half-asleep, being drugged, and I put his own hand on the knife and drove it into his body.
GEORGE OAKLEY was half-asleep when he agreed to join Accies but insists he's wide awake to the challenge of keeping them up.
I thought I was being robbed, so I went out with a pole and it was dark and I was half-asleep and wasn't really able to see who it was.
Lana, 72, then eight, said she was half-asleep in the back and heard Natalie and her mum "talking heatedly in undertones" on the trip back home.
They smashed the door in, only to be confronted by the half-asleep woman who thought they had broken in to steal.
Today I will not get up at seven fifteen which is a sad time to start the day a horrid knife at my throat and another in the orange I will not bathe with Dead Sea salts half-asleep as I sit in its bubbles so discreet in my numbered container I will not open the newspaper where I always do I will not look for ads for massages by the hour nor will I find my premature obituary I will not look I promise you in the mirrors I do not have neither will I talk to myself going home nor make a glass-less toast with your glass bound eternally as I am to your window
"I was half-asleep but I looked up for a few seconds and all I could see was a short man in a black hood.
Without coffee, their brain feels half-asleep and lifeless.
At about 3am the woman got up, thinking she had left a light on, and "half-asleep" turned it off and went back to bed.
half-asleep into the earth, Like seeds being planted In the rheumatic
I'm only half-asleep as I hear the muezzin's call to prayer resounding from a loudspeaker in the half-light just before dawn: "Allaaaaaaaahu akhbar!" Lying in bed, still jet-lagged the day after my arrival in Saudi Arabia, I know I can't sleep anymore, so I get out of bed to recite my own morning prayers.