Adjective "asleep" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


In a state of sleep.
  1. 'a man lay asleep'
  2. 'I was so glad of my bed when I got to it that I fell asleep right away, and slept through until I was woken by the phone at eight.'
  3. 'At about three or four that morning, I dropped my book and fell asleep.'
  4. 'He was so exhausted from today's walk that when he sat down to rest, he fell asleep.'
  5. 'She rubbed his head till he fell asleep again, and she soon drifted off to sleep once more.'
  6. 'My mom wound it up every night and it plinked its way though the melody until I fell asleep.'
  7. 'I fell asleep sometime after that and had some very disturbed dreams.'
  8. 'As I fell asleep halfway through, I never did discover how that turned out.'
  9. 'She had pizza bagels for lunch and fell asleep for a nap soon after we were done.'
  10. 'I fell asleep on the train from Victoria to Brighton the other evening.'
  11. 'I don't know what's wearing me out at the moment, but for the first time in years I actually fell asleep on the train.'
  12. 'the competition was not asleep'
  13. 'I felt like a part of my brain was numb or asleep, but at the same time liberated.'
  14. 'his legs were asleep'
  15. 'It didn't feel so good at the time - my legs were still asleep and came slowly to life on the treadmill.'
  16. 'Then I realized that my left foot was completely asleep and I could not move it or feel it at all.'
  17. 'Then he would ask for her to help him to stand up, because his legs had fallen asleep.'
  18. 'The dead lie asleep, but in the second coming they shall be awakened from their graves and clothed in new skin.'


1. in or into a state of sleep: He fell asleep quickly.

2. into a dormant or inactive state; to rest: Their anxieties were put asleep.

3. into the state of death. adjective

4. sleeping: He is asleep.

5. dormant; inactive.

6. (of the foot, hand, leg, etc.) numb.

7. dead.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be asleep at times."

"people can be asleep in rooms."

"people can be asleep in beds."

"people can be asleep in/at/on times."

"people can be asleep in chairs."

More examples++


asleep at the wheel