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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of drowse.

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Examples

  • It is like a monster ever unsubdued, this stubborn land that drowses in this Indian summer weather and that survives them all, the men who scratched its surface and passed.

    Jack London's Kohler and Frohling Winery Ruins

  • It is like a monster ever unsubdued, this stubborn land that drowses in this Indian summer weather and that survives them all, the men who scratched its surface and passed.

    Chapter 37

  • An 18-year-old girl drowses over "Mrs. Dalloway" and wishes to lead a virtuous life—an act of rebellion against her mother, Asha, who has mortgaged her own morality to become the premier power broker in the slum.

    City of Lost Children

  • When I visit the easy times are when I sit and play my harp while she drowses or sleeps.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • In this poem, we find a woman who “had drunk from the poppy-cup/and drowses in her world of dream.”

    The Enigma : Don Share : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • He must have been whirled into the open below where the bridge used to be, and then swept into the underground deeps, where the Labongo drowses for thirty miles.

    Prester John

  • If he doesn't sleep let him sip a cup of hot milk, and sit beside him until he drowses off.

    Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913 A Monthly Magazine of Household Interest

  • And so to-day Morocco drowses in an atmosphere of _laissez faire_, a decadent nation, a collection of lawless tribes, who have changed little for the last two thousand years, living still much after the manner of

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • The little old churches placed where Weir drowses out into the country, have hoarse, sweet bells like the voices of old women who whisper of the

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • We are interested in bad men, in courageous men, in poor men and rich men, but good men -- our interest lags here, nods, drowses, goes to sleep.

    Sermons on Biblical Characters

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