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doze off

Fall into a light sleep, as in Watching the ballet always made her doze off. [Mid-1800s]
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doze off

v.
To fall into a light sleep: I dozed off in front of the TV for a few minutes.
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Whether she thought of him so much, while she drank her warm wine and water, and prepared herself for bed, as to dream of him when there, cannot be ascertained; but I hope it was no more than in a slight slumber, or a morning doze at most; for if it be true, as a celebrated writer has maintained, that no young lady can be justified in falling in love before the gentleman's love is declared,* it must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentleman before the gentleman is first known to have dreamt of her.
Later in the day Philip, awaking from an uneasy doze, heard voices in his sitting-room.
All people need rest, even if they are made of wood, and as there is no night here they select a certain time of the day in which to sleep or doze.
But his mind wearied quickly, and he was content to go back to his chair and doze.
He came out of a doze that was half nightmare, to see the red-hued she-wolf before him.
An hour was required to subdue him to a doze, and only by continuously stroking his forehead could she keep him asleep.
This was such a vast speculation that he fell into a doze again, and slept until the fire was quite burnt out.
Rachael seemed to have fallen into a doze, in the chair by the bed.
As he stood thus, with his brother on the other side, he fell into a heavy doze, of not a minute's duration, and awoke with a start.
After dismissing his brother in this gracious way, he fell into a doze again before the old man was well out of the room: and he would have stumbled forward upon the logs, but for his daughter's restraining hold.
After which Mr Dorrit was seized with a doze for about a minute, out of which he sprang with spasmodic nimbleness.
He soon fell into a gentle doze, from which he was awakened by the light of a candle: which, being brought near the bed, showed him a gentleman with a very large and loud-ticking gold watch in his hand, who felt his pulse, and said he was a great deal better.
The journalist, with the name of Taffy Brodesser-Akner shared the surreal experience of watching the renowned entertainer doze off right in front of her, right in the middle of a conversation, too.
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