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  • as inheedless
  • as inoff-guard

synonyms for asleep at the switch

  • inattentive
  • reckless
  • daydreaming
  • disregardful
  • fast and loose
  • feckless
  • foolhardy
  • goofing off
  • impetuous
  • imprudent
  • inadvertent
  • incautious
  • inconsiderate
  • irreflective
  • neglectful
  • negligent
  • oblivious
  • out to lunch
  • precipitate
  • rash
  • slapdash
  • sloppy
  • thoughtless
  • uncaring
  • unmindful
  • unobservant
  • unthinking
  • unwary
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antonyms for asleep at the switch

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  • attentive
  • careful
  • caring
  • cautious
  • concerned
  • heedful
  • observant
  • thoughtful
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    How to use asleep at the switch in a sentence

    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    The Café tender was asleep in his chair; the porter had gone off; the sentinel alone kept awake on his post.
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    The sun shone and the birds sang, and the day was beautiful without when she at last fell asleep again.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    He lifted his head, looked around him, and was just going to switch off the light, when he noticed the open book on his table.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
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    Here Badorful rolled over upon his side, and was instantly fast asleep.
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    Upon this he went to bed again, fell asleep, and dreamed a fourth time as before.
    THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
    The child asleep again, he laid it on its bed, and then sat far into the night thinking barrenly.
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    Judy, already tucked inside her mosquito-curtains, was nearly asleep.
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    You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
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