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  • adv. In a dozy manner.


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  • Samba had only himself to blame, after dozily conceding possession to the Sunderland player on the edge of his own area and over-hastily trying to correct his own mistake.

    Sunderland fail to take advantage of Blackburn Rovers' 10 men

  • “Right then,” said Aberforth when the had eaten their fill and Harry and Ron sat slumped dozily in their chairs.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • She shook her head, unable to answer, just as a large fat bumble bee flew dozily towards her.

    A Cure For Love

  • There were no dogs to bark, no stones to strip a man, no rain to soak powder, and the enemy performed as dozily as Vivar could wish; on paper.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • "What time is it, and where are you going, dear?" she asked, dozily wondering if the carriage for the wedding-tour was at the door so soon.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • Why can't we just go to the theatre when we feel like it and sit more or less dozily, or just as we like.

    The Theatre

  • Some of his movements were suggestive of the awkward manner in which an owl in a cage plumes itself when it is conscious that it is being watched, though it itself hardly sees anything with its huge, yellow, timorously and dozily blinking eyes.

    A Nobleman's Nest

  • Turning aside to the right while she thus spoke, Lily descended a gradual slope to the margin of the stream, on which they found an old man dozily reclined in his ferry-boat.

    Kenelm Chillingly — Volume 06

  • The peacock perched dozily on the heavy balustrade; the blithe robin hopped busily along the sun-track on the lawn; in the distance the tinkling bells of the flock, the plaining low of some wandering heifer, while breaking the silence, seemed still to blend with the repose.

    Lucretia — Complete

  • The tiny town of Essen, essentially an abbey, lurched along dozily until 1803 when the nuns were cleared out and in 1811 Friedrich Krupp set up his first steel foundry. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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