[ US /əˈsɫip/ ]
[ UK /ɐslˈiːp/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. lacking sensation
    numb with cold
    my foot is asleep
  2. in a state of sleep
    were all asleep when the phone rang
    fell asleep at the wheel
  3. dead
    our dear departed friend
    he is deceased
ADVERB
  1. in the sleep of death
  2. into a sleeping state
    he fell asleep
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How To Use asleep In A Sentence

  • While in a state of mesmeric sleep, he said that, yes, he was asleep but would rather sleep more soundly.
  • He's still asleep, I suppose, though he often wakes me with his morning declamations. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS
  • He was asleep on the window, looking angelic as the moonlight shone in, making his skin a smooth pale lucid colour.
  • You should take it as a compliment when I fall asleep in your company - it means I'm relaxed.
  • The flames still lifted from the hippies "log fire, but they were asleep in their shanties and lean-to huts. RUSHING TO PARADISE
  • One afternoon, I grew bored and actually fell asleep for a few minutes.
  • It was incredibly bad-mannered of me, but I felt myself falling asleep. TIME OF THE WOLF
  • Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage , he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it. Helen Rowland 
  • And when I had been asleep scarce six hours, I waked again very sudden, as I had done before, and had belief that something did be anigh unto me; and I gript the Diskos, and did hearken; yet was there no sound that mine ears did wot of; neither aught that had power to be surely known of the spirit. The Night Land
  • Feeling his hand tired, he dropped the book he held, leant his head on a teapoy, and fell asleep. Hung Lou Meng
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