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  • adj. ready to fall asleep


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  • Tillman said softly, giving the young man a glare of sleepy-eyed malice.

    Gideon’s war

  • Governors like the ghoulish Rick Scott of Florida, or the sleepy-eyed Scott Walker of Wisconsin, have gotten a great deal of media attention for short-sighted, ideologically-driven policies that have undermined the quality of life for the citizens of those states.

    Paul Stoller: Light Tea In Pennsylvania

  • The tall, sleepy-eyed Silicon Valley lawyer and former Oracle salesman seems to have found his calling in Iowa's political byways.

    Activist Stirs Palin Mystery in Iowa

  • Spot the unmistakable cover of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs—the sultry sleepy-eyed blonde with half her face concealed by a bouquet of white roses.

    Soul Trapper

  • He was tall and sleepy-eyed, with shaggy silvery whiskers, a French accent, and the lazy, affectionate grace of an avuncular tiger.

    Day of Honey

  • Her father, sleepy-eyed, would check his watch and tap his feet like Ringo Star.


  • And it all rests on the head of the sleepy-eyed Pattinson, an actor so lifeless that you keep expecting someone to put a mirror to his nostrils.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Water for Elephants

  • She playfully scolds her five-week-old charges and cuddles the sleepy-eyed squirrel who almost beat her at hide-and-seek.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Wild Things' Foster Mom

  • We were down on Steamboat Wharf, where the river steamers made their landings, and where we found a group of amused long-shoremen and loafers listening to the hard - luck tale of a sleepy-eyed young fellow in long sea-boots.

    Charley's Coup

  • LSS is where the sleepy-eyed literary enthusiast lives, the slightly over-educated intellectual hobbyist who writes letters to book review editors and comments on book blogs and who also might work at his own writing.

    Joe Woodward: The Beatification of David Foster Wallace


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