from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of sleep.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sleep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of sleep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preterit and past participle of sleep.


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  • The expression slept in some corner of my mind and has reemerged with the "appearance on the scene" of the fiber optic cable between Venezuela and Cuba.

    Yoani Sanchez: Gimme Cable!

  • We haven't slept from the insanity we are exposed to in the media for so long our reality of it is like those persons that have been up for days on speed, whose reality is in a dream state and rationality no longer exists.

    The military as a national police force

  • And this baby that NEVER slept is now 9 yrs old, and he is the first one down every night, at 7: 30pm!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hush | Her Bad Mother

  • Lillian again slept most of the time, woke for a feed and then went back to sleep.

    2007 July « Mad Dave and Lil

  • Then we sat down in the courtyard a little while and presently falling asleep, slept from the forenoon till sundown, when lo! the earth trembled under our feet and the air rumbled with a terrible tone.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If I am on the River it will bubble with the hottest latest stuff when a topic heats up and if no one else think something that slipped by when I slept is important enough to link to or expand on then it just saved time in my busy day.

    Scott, they need a River « Scripting News Annex

  • No word as to which couch Edwin slept on that night.

    The Stupidest Hunting and Fishing Acts of 2005

  • * Five-and-thirty British Captains fell asleep that day on the Bed of Honour, and the Black Captain slept among them.


  • The world "slumbered" signifies, simply, "nodded," or, "became drowsy"; while the world "slept" is the usual word for lying down to sleep, denoting two stages of spiritual declension -- first, that half-involuntary lethargy or drowsiness which is apt to steal over one who falls into inactivity; and then a conscious, deliberate yielding to it, after a little vain resistance.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • In the morning we descended the mountain, and arrived in good time at Simpheropol, and were conducted to a small country seat – small, contrasted with Aloupka – belonging to Prince Woronzow, whose hospitality and kindness never slept from the time we entered his dominions, as I may call them, at Odessa, until we left them at the

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia


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