drowsiness

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROWSINESS

You have cast from you with the warm blanket the drowsiness of dreams.

He apologised for his drowsiness; but said that he was so sleepy that he must retire.

A drowsiness possessed me; I felt like one awaking from a dream.

"That accounts for his drowsiness," muttered he, between his teeth.

De Spain got up and shook off the chilliness and drowsiness of the night.

It did not take our drowsiness another moment to get completely cured.

The devil of drowsiness is at his most potent, we find, about 10:30 p. m.

But the drowsiness of autumn is a lethargy in the true sense of that word—a forgetfulness.

This isn't so bad, he thought, and there was something like surprise through the drowsiness.

A drowsiness seemed to come over him which alarmed his servants.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, probably ultimately from Old English drusan, drusian "sink," also "become languid, slow, or inactive" (related to dreosan "to fall"), from Proto-Germanic *drus- (see dreary). But there is no record of it in Middle English. Related: Drowsily; drowsiness.

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