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  • v. (idiomatic) To sleep late; to go on sleeping past one's customary or planned hour.

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

  • v. live in the house where one works
  • v. sleep later than usual or customary


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  • She had Robert Ireton and Tom Hill up from the barn to move around the beds, so that Clara and Minnie, Caddie and Hetty, should all sleep in the same room with her.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • After another good night of sleep in the dark Dolceacqua apartment, we enjoyed the traditional breakfast in the Bar California.

    The Italian Summer

  • Otis Ewell was one and he had been forced to sleep in the car of his host family and had only been given one meal a day.

    Keep Sweet

  • If he could get some sleep in the afternoon, the Oarmaster might let him see the teller.

    Burning Tower

  • Sister Ann Marie fell into a deep sleep in the early afternoon and Sister Irene let me leave to take the sewing patterns to Brenda Norton, so I could finally show her how to sew up a proper dress.

    Keep Sweet

  • Everyone is about to go to sleep in Novy Svet, the new world that suddenly feels so old.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • On weekends, my father would help Mr. Sol fix cars and drink cocktails, and every Sunday, he would sleep in and watch sports all day.

    Follow the Model

  • “And then I met Josephine, and I ate oatmeal with sugar, and she let me sleep in her squashy bed.”

    The Lost Children

  • Ian would always snore if he slept lying on his back, she remembered, and he could never sleep in any case with an arm wrapped around her.

    The Empty Family

  • A solid nights sleep in a small ski hotel roofed with three-inch-thick slabs of granite, and the next day we made the curving ride back down to the highway.

    The Italian Summer


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