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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.
See also: asleep, fast
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You're very quiet," she replied, and then sank back down into her pillow fast asleep.
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.
UNTIL now my view has always been that transatlantic travel should involve a business-class seat with me flat out and fast asleep for as much of the journey as possible so when I got the chance to try out Turkish Airlines' new comfort class, I have to admit I was somewhat less than enthusiastic.
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.
00, this sweet stocking stuffer is a cozy little gift to help a loved one fall fast asleep during the busy Christmas season and beyond.
These women from the north-eastern hill states are strong and carrying what could be the dead weight of a baby fast asleep is no big deal for them.
Once fast asleep, her daughter took over and bought a real earth moving digger for $12,300, the Associated Press reported.
A student from the Guangxi region of China learned this the hard way when, on a school trip to a local zoo, he jumped a 6ft high fence to cuddle giant panda Yang Yang, who was fast asleep.
Veronica and Donald Martin were fast asleep when officers smashed down their front door, and caused thousands of pounds of damage by kicking in other doors within the house.
This is one of the first studies of its type and what is perhaps most significant is that, not only do babies' brains register changes in beat, pitch and simple melodic patterns, but they do so more or less automatically, as they are fast asleep during these experiments," he said.
A Colombian thief surprised by a home owner's return hid inside a closet and fell fast asleep until he was discovered and arrested, police in the port city of Barranquilla have said.
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