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The misguided nobleman was taken napping in a dry ditch, with the George and 200 guineas in his pocket.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
This prompted our common sense to return to us, and we remembered that Andrew Lewis was too cool and shrewd to be caught napping.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
It is a wicked joy to catch such a scholarly writer as Mackenzie napping.
THE TREATMENT OF HAY FEVERGEORGE FREDERICK LAIDLAW
No, George, Tom Weasel isn't caught napping twice in the same year.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
We fished a clean half-quintal; then, late in the day, a rising wind caught us napping in Hell Alley.
THE CRUISE OF THE SHINING LIGHTNORMAN DUNCAN
If Carlo was waiting at the entrance to pounce upon him, he wasn't going to be caught napping.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
Sentinel Cockatoo, however, was caught napping, and the garrison of the bower had to run for it.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
It was interesting to see her deal with a moth which she found napping on a fence.
IN NESTING TIMEOLIVE THORNE MILLER
Though it's true, to be sure, the most watchful will be caught napping sooner or later.
THE STORMALEKSANDR NICOLAEVICH OSTROVSKY
One would, indeed, have to draw the line very finely to class 'catch me napping' as a slang expression.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS ON THE BLUE RIDGEFRANK GEE PATCHIN
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WORDS RELATED TO NAPPING

  • asleep
  • conked
  • crashed
  • dozing
  • dreaming
  • inactive
  • inert
  • napping
  • snoozing
  • unconscious
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