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fast asleep

In a deep, sound sleep. "Fast" in this instance means "secure or fixed firmly in place," rather than "moving quickly." I had an 18-hour shift at the warehouse, so I was fast asleep in no time when I finally got into bed.
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They said one Sarbiland Khan, his son Zakir and a woman were fast asleep when room of their house suddenly caved in at Koto village in the jurisdiction of Police Station Balambat.
The reality star added that the two had played so hard that they fell fast asleep on the couch.
According to Buner police spokesman, the tragic incident occurred at Palwar Gogan area in the limit of Dagar police station where three accused entered into the house of Majeed Khan and allegedly opened indiscriminate firing on his family fast asleep.
Last April, Devon and Cornwall police had to use bolt cutters to open the door of a hotel room where they found him fast asleep under a duvet.
THE Phantom Tailor does his work While I am fast asleep He alters all my clothing The nasty little creep I thought it was just middle age That made my girth expand Alas it is the Phantom Tailor Creeping through the land He takes in all my trousers He takes in all my jeans My clothes would only fit me If I went back to my teens I blame the Phantom Tailor Because my clothes don't fit But if I'm really honest I eat until I split I should cut down my intake And do some exercise Instead I'll buy some more new clothes And continue eating pies So take this with a pinch of salt It's nice with fish and chips But beware the Phantom Tailor As he does his tucks and nips.
This baby orang-utan in Singapore Zoo looked just thrilled to be riding on his mummy's back, but the next minute he was fast asleep.
I often lie awake at night when all the world is fast asleep, I close my eyes and think about our life and you are here with me.
A DRIVER found fast asleep in a lay-by in his works vehicle was found to be more than three times the drink drive limit.
However, quite what causes 23-year-old Tom from Torquay to do all the strange somnambulant stuff he gets up to after lights out remained as much of a mystery come the end of the programme as when it began - although I'm pretty sure trying to find out was far funnier for us watching at home than it had been for his long-suffering family back in the English Riviera In short, the majority of Tom's long, restless nights in the Land of Nod are taken up with him trying to jump, while fast asleep, out of bedroom windows - a feat he first achieved in college when he fell 30ft and landed on the patio - throw himself down flights of stairs and conduct heated arguments with someone called Mark who, by the look of it, lives under his mattress.
He was caught on television fast asleep during an emergency debate on the topic of Afghanistan when discussing what should be done after our troops were killed by Afghan police.
The male passenger was fast asleep in her all-in-one catsuit after a drunken wardrobe "mix-up" in a Virgin Atlantic plane's Upper Class section.
The moment that you died Dad, my heart was torn in two, one side filled with heartache, the other died with you, I often lie awake at night, when the world is fast asleep and take a walk down Memory Lane with tears upon my cheeks, our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Police found Fraser fast asleep in the woman's blankets.
There in the rushes were ducks fast asleep, With heads under wings so cosy to keep, And Canadian geese floated smoothly along, And loud honks I heard, to them they belong.
It only takes a quick closing of the eyes before you're fast asleep and oblivious to the pan catching fire.
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