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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsleepysleep‧y /ˈsliːpi/ ●●● S3 adjective (comparative sleepier, superlative sleepiest)  1 TIREDtired and ready to sleep The warmth from the fire made her feel sleepy.2 BUSY PLACE#PEACEFULa sleepy town or area is very quiet, and not much happens there opp livelysee thesaurus at quietsleepily adverbsleepiness noun [uncountable]
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sleepyOnce I said to Claudine that her house was sleepy.Five years later, the international oil market is serene, even sleepy.I was beginning to feel sleepy and I began to sing, softly, to myself.But having driven through this sleepy Cambridgeshire backwater this week, I sincerely hope they were ousted from office and then shot.It's no easy task getting three sleepy children out of the car and into the house.He cast sleepy eyes toward the door to his bedroom.Ten years ago, this was a sleepy fishing village.Sticklepath is a sleepy little town right in the heart of the Devonshire countryside.She headed for the High Street, the only lively spot in the sleepy little town.The next afternoon Mornat returned with two fat and sleepy lizards."Aren't you sleepy?" "No, I took a nap this afternoon."The religious fracas shook the house, our sleepy old house where no one debated principles.The imaginative and nimble have registered lots of famous corporate names before their sleepy owners realized what was happening.It was a sleepy provincial hotel, not used to having more than two people staying there at any one time.We arrived at the hotel late at night, and were too sleepy to notice how beautiful it was.
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