Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sleepy; overcome with sleepiness; drowsy.
  • Heavy from somnolency; dull; stupid.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of drowse.

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Examples

  • I guess he just set down to think of a good brand new excuse for not working, and kind of drowsed off.

    Cape Cod Stories

  • The stream once more drowsed and whispered; the hum of the mountain bees rose sleepily.

    All Gold Cañon

  • Out of those nine hours, after I was in bed and ere my eyes drowsed shut, I managed to steal a little time for reading.

    Chapter 7

  • Then the man drowsed off into what seemed to him the most comfortable and satisfying sleep he had ever known.

    To Build A Fire

  • Then the man drowsed off into what seemed to him the most comfortable and satisfying sleep he had ever known.

    To Build a Fire

  • Under the aching noonday glare, when the green things drooped and the birds withdrew to the depths of the forest, and all nature drowsed, his great "Ha! ha!" and "Ho! ho!" rose up to the sky and challenged the sun.

    MOON-FACE

  • There were days when Tom could not go out, postponements of outdoor frolics, when, still the centre, he sat and drowsed in the big chair, waking, at times, in that unexpected queer, bright way of his, to roll a cigarette and call for his ukulele — a sort of miniature guitar of Portuguese invention.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • Knee-deep in the water, with drooping head and half-shut eyes, drowsed a red-coated, many-antlered buck.

    All Gold Cañon

  • He said it often, and often he drowsed in the big smooth-running machine.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • She bought another pair of silk stockings that she had hesitated at for weeks, and on Tuesday night sewed and drowsed wearily over

    CHAPTER VII

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