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Sleepy, 1) drowsy, inclined to sleep: “I am s.” Meas. IV, 3, 31. “this is a s. tune,” Caes. IV, 3, 267.
2) sleeping, not awake: “it is a s. language,” Tp. II, 1, 211 (== you speak as if in sleep). “when we have marked with blood those s. two,” Mcb. I, 7, 75. II, 2, 50.
3) causing sleep, soporiferous: “we will give you s. drinks,” Wint. I, 1, 15.
4) lazy, indolent, inactive: “ere twice in murk and occidental damp moist Hesperus hath quenched his s. lamp,” All's II, 1, 167 (inefficacious, not awakening to life and activity, but only attending on sleep). “in the mildness of your s. thoughts, which here we waken to our country's good,” R3 III, 7, 123. “peace is . . . mulled, deaf, s., insensible,” Cor. IV, 5, 239. “'tis not s. business,” Cymb. III, 5, 26.
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