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  • Myra sat on the back porch, half-listening, half-dozing, with a big glass of red zinger tea.

    MORE FROM GINNY BATES: AT THE BEACH IN 1994

  • Allegra looked into the flames and felt herself stuck in that half-dozing, half-waking state where memories surfaced and bobbed against the present.

    The Owl and Moon Cafe

  • EACH NIGHT BEFORE going to sleep in the room she shared with several other women, Shahina set her alarm for five thirty A.M. She lay in bed, thinking and half-dozing, until six, when she finally got up.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • All round the room and the galleries were matted inclosures, fitted with numerous neat beds and cushions for reposing on, where lay a dozen of true believers smoking, or sleeping, or in the happy half-dozing state.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • They both ate; she grew warm and sleepy, and leaned back half-dozing.

    Look Back on Happiness

  • They put her in an armchair in the sitting room, lighting every candle because the day was overcast and dreary, and there she waited half-dozing until King Olmigon, borne in a litter and attended by his lords-in-waiting, entered the room.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • An hour later, he was half-dozing when he heard a tap-tap on the bedroom door.

    Hoot

  • He was half-dozing in the wake of a four - chop dinner, thinking of how he would tell his brother (and his brother's wife, who was killing pretty) in the next Barony about this heroic day.

    Wizard and Glass

  • He listened, half-dozing, while Curdis and Brenda talked to the Bednacourt girls and Cloochi boys.

    Destiny's Road

  • General O'Conner was sunk in his wheelchair, half-dozing, a shrivelled shell of the dynamic powerful savior Killifer had met when he had joined the Urban Corps nearly eight years earlier.

    Moonwar

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