American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by a lack of sleep: a sleepless night.
- adj. Unable to sleep.
- adj. Always alert or active; never resting: a sleepless district of the city.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being without sleep; wakeful.
- Constantly watchful; vigilant: as, the sleepless eye of justice.
- Restless; continually disturbed or agitated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having no sleep; wakeful.
- adj. Having no rest; perpetually agitated.
- adj. always watchful
- adj. experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
- sleep + -less (Wiktionary)
“Certainly Aftermath took its toll in sleepless nights.”
“Likewise, standing shackled and sleepless is not torture if the duration is short, but it is torture when the duration is 180 hours.”
“But in so many married women sleeplessness and a consequent nervous condition are coupled with a lack of the complete sex relation, that one of the first questions a physician should put to those of his women patients who are worn and sleepless is whether her husband really fulfills his marital duty in their physical relation.”
“At the moment she had felt that his casual words held a hidden meaning, and to this day, though she had pondered them in sleepless nights ever since, she was still undecided.”
“I was a little shaver, but recall the sleepless nights my parents never slept, worring about loosing our home and farm.”
“Sir Sydney still recalls sleepless nights spent thinking about minor details of construction or possible unsuspected weaknesses which might prove fatal to his airplane in the moment of com - bat or strains.”
“When I recall the sleepless care with which Mrs. Stevenson watched over him at that critical point in his life, it seems to me that it is not too much to say that the world owes it to her that he lived to produce his best works.”
“Not, indeed, that the loss of sleep troubles me, for if any one could claim to be called the sleepless one, it would be I-- that is to say, when engaged in these arduous explorations, and curtained by night and the stars; but, although I can do without sleep, I require a certain amount of horizontal repose, and this I could not obtain in this fearful glen.”
“Habibion recalls the sleepless nights on tour back in the 1990s with his old band Edsel, when Obits frontman Rick Froberg's former group, post-punk favorites Drive Like Jehu, would be playing in the background.”
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