Asleep
Asleep A*sleep", a. & adv. [Pref. a- + sleep.] 1. In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant. [1913 Webster]

Fast asleep the giant lay supine. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

By whispering winds soon lulled asleep. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. In the sleep of the grave; dead. [1913 Webster]

Concerning them which are asleep . . . sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. --1 Thess. iv. 13. [1913 Webster]

3. Numbed, and, usually, tingling. --Udall. [1913 Webster]

Leaning long upon any part maketh it numb, and, as we call it, asleep. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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