Slept
Sleep Sleep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sleeping}.] [OE. slepen, AS. sl?pan; akin to OFries. sl?pa, OS. sl[=a]pan, D. slapen, OHG. sl[=a]fan, G. schlafen, Goth. sl?pan, and G. schlaff slack, loose, and L. labi to glide, slide, labare to totter. Cf. {Lapse}.] 1. To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Watching at the head of these that sleep. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively: (a) To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly. [1913 Webster]

We sleep over our happiness. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] (b) To be dead; to lie in the grave. [1913 Webster]

Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. --1 Thess. iv. 14. [1913 Webster] (c) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps. [1913 Webster]

How sweet the moonlight sleep upon this bank! --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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