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‘Asleep’ as an adjective

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Asleep’ as an adjective.

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He was fast asleep; lying, easily, with his head upon his arm, as I had often seen him lie at school.

From ‘David Copperfield’, by Charles Dickens.

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Alive

“I trust I am not too late. How is Mrs Reed? — Alive still, I hope.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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