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Doze off   /doʊz ɔf/   Listen
Doze off

Change from a waking to a sleeping state.  Synonyms: dope off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off.

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"Doze off" Quotes from Famous Books

... the two little windows sharply defined by the moonlight, and the stillness and the creak of the cradle, reminded them for some reason that life was over, that nothing one could do would bring it back.... You doze off, you forget yourself, and suddenly someone touches your shoulder or breathes on your cheek—and sleep is gone; your body feels cramped, and thoughts of death keep creeping into your mind. You turn on the other side: death is forgotten, but old dreary, sickening thoughts of poverty, of food, ...
— The Witch and Other Stories • Anton Chekhov

... I lay last night— Which (being insured) is my delight— I happened to doze off just as I got to The singular fact which forms my motto. Only think, thought I, as I dozed away, Of a party of Churchmen dancing the hay! Clerks, curates and rectors capering all With a neat-legged Bishop to open the ball! Scarce had my eyelids time to close, When the scene I had fancied before ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

... have been stupid with fatigue, or perhaps I did doze off for a time," he said. The first thing he knew was his canoe coming to the bank. He became instantaneously aware of the forest having been left behind, of the first houses being visible higher up, of a stockade on his left, and of his boatmen leaping out together upon a ...
— Lord Jim • Joseph Conrad

... the whole time. Old Demetrius was a very bad sleeper. The whole night long he scarcely slept more than an hour at a time. His eyes would only close when the droaning voice of some one reading aloud made his head dizzy, and then he would doze off for a short time. But at the slightest pause he would instantly awake and angrily ask the reader why he left off, and urge him ...
— The Poor Plutocrats • Maurus Jokai

... it didn't make no difference if he found a herd of purple crocodiles in his blankets, or the bunk-house walls a-crawlin' with Gila monsters. Little things like that wouldn't phaze him! He'd switch on the Echo Phonograph and doze off like a babe in arms, for the tender notes of Madam-o-sella Melby in The Holy City would soothe and comfort him like the caressin' hand of ...
— Going Some • Rex Beach

... than they could eat. They found bits of wood on the beach and dried sea weed which they set on fire by twirling a pointed stick in a wooden groove they had brought along with their food. After they had eaten, they stretched out lazily on the sand and talked until they began to doze off, ...
— The Princess Pocahontas • Virginia Watson

Words linked to "Doze off" :   wake up, zonk out, dope off

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