unsleeping


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unsleeping

(ʌnˈsliːpɪŋ)
n
obsolete the absence of sleep
adj
not sleeping
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsleeping - fully awakeunsleeping - fully awake; "the unsleeping city"; "so excited she was wide-awake all night"
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
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unsleeping

adjective
Not in a state of sleep:
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References in classic literature ?
Did you fixedly gaze, too, upon that ribbed and dented brow; there also, you would see still stranger foot-prints --the foot-prints of his one unsleeping, ever-pacing thought.
All that night Saxon lay, unsleeping, without taking off her clothes, and when she arose in the morning and washed her face and dressed her hair she was aware of a strange numbness, of a feeling of constriction about her head as if it were bound by a heavy band of iron.
I crossed the yard, wherein the constellations looked down upon me, I could have thought, with wonder, the first creature of that sort that their unsleeping vigilance had yet disclosed to them; I stole through the corridors, a stranger in my own house; and coming to my room, I saw for the first time the appearance of Edward Hyde.
Herewith redundant evidence of regulatory government's unsleeping solicitousness for the strong.
Good lord, I haven't been working hard enough.(News developments indicated that a suspect had been caught by Big Brother's unsleeping, unblinking eye and there is CCTV footage of a man deliberately setting the place ablaze.
You will see us sharing our experience of how a free media is an essential element of any genuine country,' he said, citing the late British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who said, 'A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny.'
As the great British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill said, "A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny.
Today, technology is making us speak almost only with our fingers - they are the unsleeping mouths prompting us to say everything about everything - and about everyone.
When this distraught colossus of sorrow, the unsleeping and suicidal cowboy, offered his body in sacrifice to the camera and to the mob of entranced fans, he struck Francois Mauriac as a Mephistophelean figure.
And in her ears the little Seashells, the timble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming on on the shore of her unsleeping mind."
So begins "Unsleeping, 5:18 A.M.," a poem late in Timothy Liu's newest volume, Don't Go Back to Sleep.