sound asleep


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Adj.1.sound asleep - sleeping deeplysound 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"
Translations
نوم عَميق
tvrdě spící
syväuni
í fastasvefni
tvrdo spiaci
derin uykuda

sound1

(saund) adjective
1. strong or in good condition. The foundations of the house are not very sound; He's 87, but he's still sound in mind and body.
2. (of sleep) deep. She's a very sound sleeper.
3. full; thorough. a sound basic training.
4. accurate; free from mistakes. a sound piece of work.
5. having or showing good judgement or good sense. His advice is always very sound.
ˈsoundly adverb
ˈsoundness noun
sound asleep
sleeping deeply. The baby is sound asleep.
References in classic literature ?
We prowled around for sheer delight over being there at an unearthly hour when everybody supposed we were sound asleep in our beds.
Long after his little nephew was sound asleep in the corner of the room the old man sat by the fire, thinking.
We had started at an hour of the morning when he was still sound asleep.
He was lying there, sound asleep on the floor, with his old patch on his eye and his arms spread out.
When his watch had expired, he woke Kennedy, and, enjoining upon him to observe the extremest vigilance, took his place beside Joe, and fell sound asleep.
While he lay sound asleep in the shade, other people were wide awake, and passed to and fro, afoot, on horseback, and in all sorts of vehicles, along the sunny road by his bedchamber.
He's too sound asleep, Mr Stubb; go thou down, and wake him, and tell him.
Goody Tiptoes was busy pushing moss under the thatch--"The nest is so snug, we shall be sound asleep all winter.
Amy did not come, Meg went to her room to try on a new dress, Jo was absorbed in her story, and Hannah was sound asleep before the kitchen fire, when Beth quietly put on her hood, filled her basket with odds and ends for the poor children, and went out into the chilly air with a heavy head and a grieved look in her patient eyes.
As soon as he was sound asleep she unfastened the cloak from his shoulders, threw it on her own, left the granite and stones, and wished herself home again.
With a conciliating, apologetic bob of his tail, he trotted on up wind and came upon Skipper on his back, rolled in a blanket so that only his head stuck out, and sound asleep.
It is no rare thing to meet in the middle of the ocean whales so sound asleep that they can be successfully attacked, and Ned Land had harpooned more than one during its sleep.