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Are you asleep yet?
The children are fast asleep in their rooms.
I groped for the phone, still half asleep.
She was so tired she fell asleep sitting in her chair.
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the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
one of the pair of bones that go across the top of your chest from your shoulder to the bottom of...
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of asleep from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.