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It seemed to my sleepy eyes as if an angel had melted his own door through the wall!

He was sleepy, that was all; but a sleepiness to fight against—he must still fight.

The Indian, quieted by the sleepy Chestnut, was going steadier.

When he was through with his work, it was late and he was sleepy.

Then I grew so sleepy, that I was impatient to be shown to my bed.

Just such a promenade, with a sleepy band, just such a casino, just such a routine.

The talk went on as lopsidedly as before, and I began to get sleepy.

The party were silent and sleepy till they arrived at Lisle Court.

I rubbed my sleepy eyes, and could not quite understand the meaning of this invasion.

I lay down on a deck-chair, and when dawn came was benumbed and sleepy.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c. from sleep (n.) + -y (2). Perhaps in Old English but not recorded. Old English had slæpor, slæpwerig in the sense "sleepy;" slæpnes "sleepiness." Cf. Old High German slafag. Of places, from 1851 (Irving's Sleepy Hollow is from 1820). Sleepy-head is from 1570s. Related: Sleepily; sleepiness.

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