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synonyms for nodding off

  • asleep
  • dozy
  • drowsy
  • listless
  • out of it
  • sleeping
  • snoozy
  • soporific
  • tired
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How to use nodding off in a sentence

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
"If you please," continued Mr Bellamy, nodding to them very graciously; and they departed.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
She turned her gaze away from the mirror, and saw Sarah's grey head inadvertently nodding, as it always nodded.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Brittles is right, said Mr. Giles, nodding his head, approvingly; from a woman nothing else was to be expected.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Still they were pleased to hear him, the elders nodding their heads approvingly, and smiling at one another.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
There was something about the man that Matt liked, in spite of the deceit he had practised at the start-off of their acquaintance.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
She did not take the broad, beaten road which led to the far-off plantation of Valmonde.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Consequently Tchaikovsky delighted in hearing her recall the joys and sorrows of those far-off days.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NODDING OFF

  • asleep
  • dozy
  • drowsy
  • listless
  • nodding off
  • out of it
  • sleeping
  • snoozy
  • soporific
  • tired
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.