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And then jest as I was gettin' into a drowse, I heard the cat in the buttery, and I got up to let her out.

Your days of hope are over, and you want to drowse by the fire.

The landscape seemed to be in drowse, half-sleeping and half-waking.

She was no sensualist, longing to drowse sleepily in the lap of luxury.

Unceremoniously Stair Garland awaked Louis from his drowse in the cave's mouth.

Dot's head was pillowed on his knee, and presently she began to drowse.

Facing the chill blackness without the window, she tried to drowse off.

She had not slept, either; it was from her first drowse that Adeline had wakened her.

He dare not drowse, for he cannot tell at what moment the quarry may appear.

Do they come when you are just drowsing, or just waking from a drowse?

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, probably a back-formation from drowsy. Old English had a similar word, but there is a 600-year gap. Related: Drowsed; drowsing.

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