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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROWSY

I have not been in bed all night; nor am I in the least drowsy.

"I'm depending upon you for the bread," he said to the drowsy man in the hammock.

She was talking to me in this way one drowsy August afternoon.

But try as he would he could not get drowsy, on the contrary he felt wide awake and animated.

The mate, who by this time was drowsy, did as desired, and in a moment the Arab was at liberty.

The pilgrims reach the Enchanted Ground and are drowsy and tired.

He drank it and began to feel much happier, drowsy too, and contented.

When they emerged from their bath they felt dizzy, weary, and drowsy.

Gavard, however, considered the Quenu-Gradelles' home to be too drowsy.

Then they all sank, the water closed over them beneath the drowsy light of the moon.

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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