sleeping

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sleeping

  1. Present participle of sleep.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 20, The China Governess[1]:
      ‘No. I only opened the door a foot and put my head in. The street lamps shine into that room. I could see him. He was all right. Sleeping like a great grampus. Poor, poor chap.’

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sleeping (not comparable)

  1. Asleep.
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34: 
      Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
  2. Used for sleep; used to produce sleep.

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sleeping (countable and uncountable, plural sleepings)

  1. the state or act of being asleep.
    • 1995, Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (page 144)
      [] there are no words to describe the way she negotiated the abyss between her dreams, those wakings strange as her sleepings.

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sleeping m (plural sleepings)

  1. sleeping car

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