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  • adv. In a drowsy manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a drowsy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a drowsy manner; sleepily; heavily: as, he drowsily raised his head.
  • Sluggishly; languidly; slothfully; lazily.

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  • adv. in a drowsy manner


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  • As they float embraced, toward darkness, he calls drowsily, "Don't grieve too long, you there.


  • By degrees, perhaps under the spell of some influence which stirs us when sleeping nature awakens once more to life, I lost myself in reverie, and recalled drowsily

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  • “Who are you, and ... where am I?” she asked drowsily.

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  • And as I lay there drowsily, my mind went back to the seven hundred unfortunates I had left waiting for services.


  • After that, and in the course of it, I was aware, drowsily, that I was falling asleep, and that it was delicious sleep.

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  • From time to time, drowsily, I stirred — please, my reader, don't miss that verb — I STIRRED.

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  • And over the top rail a horse looked drowsily on, ever and anon, at mathematically precise intervals, switching a lazy tail that flashed high lights in the sunshine.


  • He knew himself to be Dick Forrest, the master of broad acres, who had fallen asleep hours before after drowsily putting a match between the pages of “Road Town” and pressing off the electric reading lamp.


  • "OK dad, I'll be right down," Jason drowsily muttered and pulled the blanket over his head.

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  • Last night, or this morning, rather, about two o'clock, as I lay with the printed page swimming drowsily before me, I was aroused by an abrupt outbreak of snarl from Mr. Pike.



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  • Sleeping through

    most of the morning's 2nd Year Pharmacy,

    he emerged drowsily, heard, as in a dream,

    '...Huntington's Chorea. Though, when calmer, she

    exhibited no more symptoms than extreme

    involuntary twitching...'

    - Peter Reading, A Recollection, from Diplopic, 1983

    June 30, 2008