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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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Interviewed, she said that at the time she was at home with her two daughters and was fast asleep in bed.
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And another neighbour, who lives directly opposite the house said: "We were fast asleep at the time, I didn't hear anything.
Dear God you must be fast asleep, Wake up, it's much too late.
Watched by their two children - one fast asleep - they yesterday secured the reserve supreme title in the pig section with Gwynys Model 661, a two-year-old homebred sow.
My mum still mentions the old Flatley heater which stood in the corner with the old cat fast asleep on top, keeping warm.
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.
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.
This story has a perfect ending with the mouse curling up into a little ball and falling fast asleep. The illustrations in this book are beautiful and I think this book will be a firm favourite with children due to it being simple but very endearing.
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.
At first I thought her husband was back from the Philippines, but a quick peak revealed Mary was fast asleep with that mysterious shadow on top of her reflecting on the wall."
Police found Fraser fast asleep in the woman's blankets.
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