Definitions

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  • v. To fall asleep.
  • v. to lose concentration

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. change from a waking to a sleeping state

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "I didn't think he was supposed to be here …" She let her words drift off as I tossed Mr. Unlucky on the floor.

    Changeling

  • “I love you, too, Mr. Man,” she whispered, holding his frail hand as she unsuccessfully fought back her tears, watching him drift off to sleep.

    Dragon Warrior

  • His breathing evened, and he started to drift off into a nap, as was his way with her.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • We suggested they put a tarplike ground cover over the area so the lead ash wouldn’t drift off the site.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • All three writers, though outrageously different in their output, are evokers of apprehension, at their best in tightly economical rather than capacious forms, at risk of mannerism when they drift off their game, and master builders of a persona.

    The Unclosed Circle

  • I saw him drift off into a private reverie, no doubt imagining the Camaros the cops in North Carolina must be tooling around in.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Then I let myself drift off to sleep, and I prayed in my own special way for visions of sugarplums to dance in my head.

    Kiss It

  • Qualms were clamlike thoughts that lay at the watery bottom of consciousness and only showed up when the water got very quiet and clear, as happened when a person was trying to drift off to sleep.

    The Color of Her Panties

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