drift off to sleep

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drift off to sleep

To gradually fall sleep. I really do want to watch this movie with you, but I'm so tired that I keep drifting off to sleep.
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drift off to sleep

Fig. to fall asleep gradually. At last, he drifted off to sleep. During that boring lecture, I drifted off to sleep a number of times.
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Finally the boy rests on a grassy hill picnic cloth, watching the constellations of stars and animals, drifting off to sleep.
Jensen was drifting off to sleep so we phoned the 111 NHS service.
Police say Nizaha was left behind on the bus after drifting off to sleep on her way to school
A MAN plunged a knife three times into his friend's back into his back as he was drifting off to sleep in bed.
On the one hand, the companionship and comfort of drifting off to sleep next to a loved one can be a feeling that is incomparable to anything else.
ISLAMABAD -- People who have trouble drifting off to sleep may be at increased risk of heart failure, researchers say.
It is about working until you are just about asleep on your feet in times of disasters; about drifting off to sleep on the sofa when you get home exhausted and your husband is trying to massage the pain out of those aching feet.
The county force has issued a "lifestyle guide" which solemnly informs its officers: "There can be few things more frustrating than just drifting off to sleep then having to go to the toilet.
And, just as I was gradually drifting off to sleep trying to think of the most boring things possible, like quadratic equations and that sort of thing, a chorus of snores filled the room as I soon realised the other two Mainwarings were in the land of nod too.
Sometimes I'm so anxious to get back to my bed that I don't see him smile or hear him sigh in contentment before drifting off to sleep once again.
Before drifting off to sleep readers can also travel to each of the continents and dream peacefully of fellow mammals snuggling in their beds.
The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told Warwick Crown Court yesterday that she was drifting off to sleep when she was alerted to the fight in the street near the Royal Oak pub, in Ash Green, near Coventry, last October.
One resident walked in on me, it seemed, every time I was drifting off to sleep.
PRINCETON, NJ -- The country's current state of affairs may not be the most restful topic to contemplate when drifting off to sleep this summer; instead, it could call for two aspirin.
Then, she tells me that the magazine is very inspiring, very good, before drifting off to sleep.