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Definition of sleep

"sleep" in the noun sense

1. sleep, slumber

a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

"he didn't get enough sleep last night"

"calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

2. sleep, sopor

a torpid state resembling deep sleep

3. sleep, nap

a period of time spent sleeping

"he felt better after a little sleep"

"there wasn't time for a nap"

4. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus

euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb

"she was laid to rest beside her husband"

"they had to put their family pet to sleep"

"sleep" in the verb sense

1. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's

be asleep

2. sleep

be able to accommodate for sleeping

"This tent sleeps six people"

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Quotations for sleep

I must sleep now. [ Dying words of Byron ]

Night's sepulchre. [ Byron ]

He who sleeps, dines. [ A. Dumas ]

Even lust and envy sleep. [ Dryden ]

Fatigue is the best pillow. [ Franklin ]

How wonderful is Death,
Death and his brother Sleep! [ Shelley ]

He giveth His beloved sleep. [ Bible ]

The mystery of folded sleep. [ Tennyson ]

Death is the master of sleep. [ Talmud ]

Sleep and Death are brothers. [ Diogenes ]

O sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole. [ Coleridge ]

At my feet the city slumbered. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

Sleep in peace, and wake in joy. [ Sir Walter Scott ]

Sweet sleep, with soft down
Weave thy brows an infant crown!
Sweet sleep, angel mild,
Hover over my happy child. [ William Blake ]

When I could not sleep for cold,
I had fire enough in my brain,
And builded with roofs of gold,
My beautiful castles in Spain! [ Lowell ]

Rock'd in the cradle of the deep,
I lay me down in peace to sleep. [ Emma Willard ]

Childhood is the sleep of reason. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

Sleep shall neither night nor day
Hang upon his pent-house lid. [ William Shakespeare ]

Downy sleep, death's counterfeit. [ William Shakespeare ]

'Tis noon - a calm, unbroken sleep
Is on the blue waves of the deep;
A soft haze, like a fairy dream,
Is floating over wood and stream;
And many a broad magnolia flower,
Within its shadowy woodland bower,
Is gleaming like a lovely star. [ George D. Prentice ]

Plough deep while sluggards sleep. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

No; death is not an eternal sleep. [ Robespierre ]

Quiet sleep feels no foul weather. [ Proverb ]

Indolence is the sleep of the mind. [ Vauvenargues ]

Up, then, with speed, and work;
Fling ease and self away -
This is no time for thee to sleep -
Up, watch, and work, and pray! [ Horatius Bonar ]

There is a calm for those who weep,
A rest for weary pilgrims found,
They softly lie and sweetly sleep
Low in the ground. [ Montgomery ]

Blessings on him who invented sleep. [ Cervantes ]

I let fall the windows of mine eyes. [ William Shakespeare ]

It is good to sleep in a whole skin. [ Proverb ]

Sleep, the antechamber of the grave. [ Richter ]

The soul shares not the body's rest. [ Maturin ]

I'll dream no more - by manly mind
Not even in sleep is will resigned.
My midnight orisons said o'er,
I'll turn to rest, and dream no more. [ Scott ]

Our foster-nurse of nature is repose. [ William Shakespeare ]

What probing deep
Has ever solved the mystery of sleep? [ T. B. Aldrich ]

Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber. [ William Shakespeare ]

Night, when deep sleep falleth on men. [ Bible ]

It seldom visits sorrow; when it doth,
It is a comforter. [ William Shakespeare ]

Inviting sleep and soft forgetfulness. [ Wordsworth ]

Heaven trims our lamps while we sleep. [ Alcott ]

Be sure they sleep not whom God needs. [ Robert Browning ]

Sleep, thou most gentle of the deities. [ Ovid ]

It lifts the boughs, whose shadows deep,
Are life's oblivion, the soul's sleep,
And kisses the closed eyes
Of him who slumbering lies. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]

The lone couch of his everlasting sleep. [ Shelley ]

How many sleep who keep the world awake! [ Young ]

Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking.
Morn of toil, nor night of waking. [ Scott ]

There will be sleep enough in the grave. [ Franklin ]

A quiet conscience causes a quiet sleep. [ Proverb ]

The laws sometimes sleep, but never die. [ Law Maxim ]

The watchful mother tarries nigh,
Though sleep has clos'd her infant's eye. [ Keble ]

Soldier, rest! thy warfare over.
Dream of fighting fields no more;
Sleep the sleep that knows not breakings,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking. [ Scott ]

After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. [ William Shakespeare ]

Live for today! tomorrow's light,
Tomorrow's cares shall bring to sight;
Go sleep, like closing flowers, at night,
And Heaven thy morn will bless. [ Keble ]

What is man,
If his chief good, and market of his time,
Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no man. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. [ Bible ]

When to soft Sleep we give ourselves away,
And in a dream as in a fairy bark
Drift on and on through the enchanted dark
To purple daybreak - little thought we pay
To that sweet bitter world we know by day. [ T. B. Aldrich ]

We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. [ William Shakespeare ]

Voluptuous as the first approach of sleep. [ Byron ]

In sleep, when fancy is let loose to play.
Our dreams repeat the wishes of the day. [ Claudius ]

Sweet sleep be with us, one and all!
And if upon its stillness fall
The visions of a busy brain.
We'll have our pleasure over again.
To warm the heart, to charm the sight,
Gay dreams to all! good night, good night. [ Joanna Baillie ]

Is there aught in sleep can charm the wise?
To lie in dead oblivion, losing half
The fleeting moments of too short a life;
Total extinction of the enlightened soul! [ James Thomson ]

So many ghosts, and forms of fright,
Have started from their graves tonight.
They have driven sleep from mine eyes away;
I will go down to the chapel and pray. [ Longfellow ]

For never yet one hour in his bed
Have I enjoyed the golden dew of sleep,
But have been waked by his timorous dreams. [ William Shakespeare ]

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. [ Bacon ]

Why, let the stricken deer go weep,
The heart ungalled play;
For some must watch, while some must sleep;
Thus runs the world away. [ William Shakespeare ]

Sleep and death, two twins of winged race,
Of matchless swiftness, but of silent pace. [ Pope ]

Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night,
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born;
Relieve my languish, and restore the light. [ Samuel Daniel ]

Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! [ Young ]

Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles. [ Cervantes ]

Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. [ William Shakespeare ]

Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye. [ Shakespeare ]

I pray you, let none of your people stir me;
I have an exposition of sleep come upon me. [ William Shakespeare ]

They speak of hope to the fainting heart,
With a voice of promise they come and part,
They sleep in dust through the wintry hours,
They break forth in glory - bring flowers,
bright flowers! [ Mrs. Hemans ]

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And Cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness.
But trailing clouds of glory, do we come
From God, who is our home.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy.
* * * * * *
At length the man perceives it die away.
And fade into the light of common day. [ Wordsworth ]

Sweet nurse of nature, over the senses creep. [ Churchill ]

Thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her
And be her sense but as a monument. [ William Shakespeare ]

Youth dreams a bliss on this side death.
It dreams a rest, if not more deep.
More grateful than this marble sleep;
It hears a voice within it tell:
Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well.
'Tis all perhaps which man acquires,
But 'tis not what our youth desires. [ Matthew Arnold ]

There are a kind of men so loose of soul
That in their sleep will utter their affairs. [ William Shakespeare ]

Be thy sleep Silent as night is, and as deep. [ Longfellow ]

If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep.
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. [ William Shakespeare ]

To bed, to bed; sleep kill those pretty eyes,
And give as soft attachment to thy senses,
As infants empty of all thought. [ William Shakespeare ]

Sleep without supping, and wake without owing. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war.
And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleep
That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow
Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream:
And in thy face strange motions have appear'd,
Such as we see when men restrain their breath
On some great sudden haste. [ William Shakespeare ]

Macbeth does murder sleep, the innocent sleep. [ William Shakespeare ]

Blood, though it sleep a time, yet never dies. [ Chapman ]

Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden sceptre over a slumbering world.
Silence, how dead! and darkness, how profound!
Nor eye, nor listening ear, an object finds;
Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse
Of life stood still, and nature made a pause;
An awful pause! prophetic of her end. [ Young ]

God gives his angels charge of those who sleep,
But He Himself watches with those who wake. [ Harriet E. H. King ]

In this world of dreams, I have chosen my part.
To sleep for a season and hear no word
Of true love's truth or of light love's art,
Only the song of a secret bird. [ Swinburne ]

The world of sleep has an existence of its own. [ Victor Hugo ]

As fast lock'd up in sleep, as guiltless labor,
When it lies starkly in the traveller's bones. [ William Shakespeare ]

O magic sleep! O comfortable bird
That broodest over the troubled sea of the mind
Till it is hushed and smooth! [ Keats ]

Fair eldest child of love, thou spotless night!
Empress of silence, and the queen of sleep;
Who, with thy black cheek's pure complexion,
Mak'st lovers' eyes enamoured of thy beauty. [ Marlowe ]

If you are wise, and prize your peace of mind,
Believe me true, nor listen to your Jealousy,
Let not that devil which undoes your sex,
That cursed curiosity seduce you
To hunt for needless secrets, which, neglected,
Shall never hurt your quiet, but once known
Shall sit upon your heart, pinch it with pain,
And banish sweet sleep forever from you. [ Rowe ]

To die, - to sleep, -
No more; - and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. [ William Shakespeare ]

Sleep, the fresh dew of languid love, the rain
Whose drops quench kisses till they burn again. [ Shelley ]

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. [ William Shakespeare ]

Sleep, next to death, is the best thing in life. [ T. Gautier ]

There are things
Which make revenge a virtue by reflection,
And not an impulse of mere anger; though
The laws sleep, justice wakes, and injured souls
Oft do a public right with private wrong. [ Byron ]

Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade,
Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap,
Each in his narrow cell forever laid,
The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. [ Gray ]

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined!
No sleep till morn, when youth and pleasure meet.
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet. [ Byron ]

Death, so called, is a thing that makes men weep,
And yet a third of life is pass'd in sleep. [ Byron ]

Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep. [ Pope ]

Love hath chased sleep from my enthralled eyes
And made them watchers of mine own heart's sorrow. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4 ]

Those who sleep with dogs will rise up with fleas. [ Italian Proverb ]

As one who in some frightful dream would shun
His pressing foe, labors in vain to run
And his own slowness in his sleep bemoans.
In short thick sighs, weak cries, and tender groans. [ Dryden ]

One hour's sleep before midnight is worth two after. [ Proverb ]

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality. [ Jean Paul ]

And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep.
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted dreams.
And into glory peep. [ Vaughan ]

God gave thy soul brave wings; put not those feathers
Into a bed to sleep out all ill weathers. [ Herbert ]

The laws assist those who watch, not those who sleep. [ Law ]

One hour's sleep before midnight is worth three after. [ Herbert ]

A sleeping beggar is just as happy as a sleeping king. [ J. Linen ]

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. [ John Keats, Endymion ]

A death-like sleep, A gentle wafting to immortal life. [ Milton ]

Better to work and fail than to sleep one's life away. [ J. K. Jerome ]

Let our last sleep be in the graves of our native land! [ Osceola ]

Seven hour's sleep will make a clown forget his design. [ Proverb ]

He sleeps well who is not conscious that he sleeps ill. [ Bacon ]

Deep is the sleep of the dead, low their pillow of dust. [ Ossian ]

To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back. [ Haliburton ]

Music that brings sweet sleep down from the blissful skies. [ Tennyson ]

A man is known to be mortal by two things : sleep and lust. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last final awakening. [ Walter Scott ]

In sleep what difference is there between Solomon and a fool? [ Proverb ]

O sleep, why dost thou leave me? why thy visionary joys remove? [ Congreve ]

Deep rest, and sweet, most like indeed to death's own quietness. [ Virgil ]

No one but an adventurous traveler can know the luxury of sleep. [ Earl of Beaconstield ]

I honor health as the first muse, and sleep as the first condition. [ Emerson ]

Midnight brought on the dusky hour friendliest to sleep and silence. [ Milton ]

Sleep is a generous thief; he gives to vigor what he takes from time. [ Elizabeth, Queen of Roumania ]

Life itself is a bubble and a scepticism, and a sleep within a sleep. [ Emerson ]

In the night is counsel; take a night to think over it; sleep upon it.

God gives sleep to the bad, in order that the good may be undisturbed. [ Saadi ]

Life is a sleep, love is a dream; and you have lived if you have loved. [ Alfred de Musset ]

To sleep on both ears, (i.e. soundly, as no longer needing to keep awake. [ Proverb ]

The drowsy frightened steeds that draw the litter of close-curtained sleep. [ Milton ]

Sleep, to the homeless thou art home; the friendless find in thee a friend. [ Ebenezer Elliott ]

A holy thing is sleep, on the worn spirit shed, and eyes that wake to weep. [ Mrs. Hemans ]

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. [ Bible ]

Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great. [ Henry IV. of France ]

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. [ Bible ]

If you sleep till noon, you have no right to complain that the days are short. [ Proverb ]

Each in his narrow cell forever, laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. [ Gray ]

And to tired limbs and over-busy thoughts,Inviting sleep and soft forgetfulness. [ Wordsworth ]

Thou fool, what is sleep but the image of death? Fate will give an eternal rest. [ Ovid ]

Death comes to us, under many conditions, with all the welcome serenity of sleep. [ Ilosea Ballou ]

Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, And death is but the sounder sleep. [ Beaumont ]

The long sleep of death closes our scars, and the short sleep of life our wounds. [ Jean Paul Richter ]

Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, chief nourisher in life's feast. [ William Shakespeare ]

Weariness can snore upon the flint, when restive sloth finds the down pillow hard. [ William Shakespeare ]

Sleep, riches, and health are only truly enjoyed after they have been interrupted. [ Richter ]

Sweet sleep fell upon his eyelids, unwakeful, most pleasant, the nearest like death. [ Homer ]

When we die, we shall find we have not lost our dreams; we have only lost our sleep. [ Richter ]

Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life. [ Francois M. A. de Voltaire ]

Sleep hath its own world, a boundary between the things misnamed death and existence. [ Byron ]

The timely dew of sleep, now falling with soft slumbrous weight, inclines our eyelids. [ Milton ]

Life is disease of which sleep relieves us; it is but a palliative: death is the remedy. [ Chamfort ]

How can such deep-imprinted images sleep in us at times, till a word, a sound, awake them? [ Lessing ]

How sweet, though lifeless, yet with life to lie; and without dying, oh, how sweet to die! [ John Wolcott ]

Life is a kind of sleep: old men sleep longest, nor begin to wake but when they are to die. [ De La Bruyere ]

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we wake. [ Milton ]

As dreams are the fancies of those that sleep, so fancies are but the dreams of those awake. [ Sir T. P. Blount ]

The day seems long, but night is odious; no sleep, but dreams; no dreams but visions strange. [ Sir P. Sidney ]

Suns may set and rise; we, when our short day is closed, must sleep on during one never-ending night. [ Catullus ]

One should go to sleep as homesick passengers do, saying, Perhaps in the morning we shall see the shore. [ H. W. Beecher ]

Death is a silent, peaceful genius, who rocks our second childhood to sleep in the cradle of the coffin. [ Chatfield ]

Well the art thou knowest in soft forgetfulness to steep the eyes which sorrow taught to watch and weep. [ Mrs. Tighe ]

Life is a malady in which sleep soothes us every sixteen hours; it is a palliation; death is the remedy. [ Chamfort ]

If you woo the company of the angels in your waking hours, they will be sure to come to you in your sleep. [ G. D. Prentice ]

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. [ Franklin ]

Night bringeth sleep, and spreadeth itself over the crowds of weary men, and giveth rest to the whole earth. [ Apollonius Rhodius ]

I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tomb of the Capulets. [ Burke ]

The age of curiosity, like that of chivalry, is ended, properly speaking, gone. Yet perhaps only gone to sleep. [ Carlyle ]

Enough for me a nook by a hearth of my own, a good book, a friend, a short sleep, unburdened by debt and sorrow. [ Rioja ]

Sleep is a god too proud to wait in palaces, and yet so humble too as not to scorn the meanest country cottages. [ Cowley ]

Is not he imprudent, who, seeing the tide making haste towards him apace, will sleep till the sea overwhelms him? [ Tillotson ]

To wait for what never comes, to lie abed and not sleep, to serve and not be advanced, are three things to die of. [ Italian Proverb ]

In a sound sleep the soul goes home to recruit her strength, which could not else endure the wear and tear of life. [ Rahel ]

Time knows not the weight of sleep or weariness, and night's deep darkness has no chain to bind his rushing pinion. [ George D. Prentice ]

Sleep brings dreams; and dreams are often most vivid and fantastical before we have yet been wholly lost in slumber. [ Robert Montgomery Bird ]

The long sleep of death closes our scars, and the short sleep of life our wounds. Sleep is the half of time which heals us. [ Richter ]

Why do we dream in our sleep if we have no soul? and, if we have one, how is it that dreams are so incoherent and extravagant? [ Voltaire ]

To neglect at any time preparation for death is to sleep on our post at a siege; to omit it in old age is to sleep at an attack. [ Johnson ]

Balm that tames all anguish, saint that evil thoughts and aims takest away, and into souls dost creep, like to a breeze from heaven. [ Wordsworth ]

Sleep is no servant of the will; it has caprices of its own: when courted most, it lingers still; when most pursued, 'tis swiftly gone. [ Bowring ]

Spill not the morning (the quintessence of the day) in recreation, for sleep itself is recreation. Add not, therefore, sauce to sauces. [ Fuller ]

O gentle sleep! my welcome breath shall hail thee midst our mortal strife, who art the very thief of life, the very portraiture of death. [ Alonzo de Ledesma ]

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops; and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up tomorrow. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

We are told to walk noiselessly through the world, that we may waken neither hatred nor envy; but, alas! what can we do when they never sleep! [ J. Petit-Senn ]

Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

Reality surpasses imagination; and we see, breathing, brightening, and moving before our eyes sights dearer to our hearts than any we ever beheld in the land of sleep. [ Goethe ]

He laid him down and slept, and from his side a woman in her magic beauty rose: dazzled and charmed, he called that woman bride, and his first sleep became his last repose. [ Besser ]

Let me have men about me that are fat; sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights; yonder Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much; such men are dangerous. [ William Shakespeare ]

Generations are as the days of toilsome mankind; death and birth are the vesper and the matin bells that summon mankind to sleep, and to rise refreshed for new advancement. [ Carlyle ]

Even sleep is characteristic. How beautiful are children in their lovely innocence! how angel-like their blooming features! and how painful and anxious is the sleep of the guilty! [ Wilhelm von Humboldt ]

Books are the true metempsychosis, - they are the symbol and presage of immortality. The dead men are scattered, and none shall find them. Behold they are here! they do but sleep. [ Beecher ]

We so converse every night with the image of death that every morning we find an argument of the resurrection. Sleep and death have but one mother, and they have one name in common. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

After the sleep of death we are to gather up our forces again with the incalculable results of this life, a crown of shame or glory upon our heads, and begin again on a new level of progress. [ Hugh R. Haweis ]

Yes, what I am to be everlastingly, I am growing to be now - now in this Present time so little thought of, this time which the sun rises and sets in, and the clock strikes in, and I wake and sleep in. [ William Mountford ]

If we can sleep without dreaming, it is well that painful dreams are avoided. If, while we sleep, we can have any pleasing dreams, it is as the French say, tant gagne, so much added to the pleasure of life. [ Franklin ]

We are somewhat more than ourselves in our sleep; and the slumber of the body seems to be but the waking of the soul. It is the ligation of sense, but the liberty of reason; and our waking conceptions do not match the fancies of our sleeps. [ Sir Thomas Browne ]

Let your sleep be necessary and healthful, not idle and expensive of time, beyond the needs and conveniences of nature; and sometimes be curious to see the preparation which the sun makes when he is coming forth from his chambers of the east. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come, not past; the limbs have just been tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labor of the day is gone. [ Leigh Hunt ]

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature, if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you, know that the morning and spring of your life are past. [ Thoreau ]

What is our death but a night's sleep? For as through sleep all weariness and faintness pass away and cease, and the powers of the spirit come back again, so that in the morning we arise fresh and strong and joyous; so at the Last Day we shall rise again as if we had only slept a night, and shall be fresh and strong. [ Martin Luther ]

There are so many things to lower a man's top-sails - he is such a dependent creature - he is to pay such court to his stomach, his food, his sleep, his exercise - that, in truth, a hero is an idle word. Man seems formed to be a hero in suffering, not a hero in action. Men err in nothing more than in the estimate which they make of human labor. [ Cecil ]

Blessings on him who invented sleep, the mantle that covers all human thoughts, the food that appeases hunger, the drink that quenches thirst, the fire that warms cold, the cold that moderates heat, and, lastly, the general coin that purchases all things, the balance and weight that equals the shepherd with the king, and the simple with the wise. [ Cervantes ]

We have no permanent habits until we are forty. Then they begin to harden, presently they petrify, then business begins. Since forty I have been regular about going to bed and getting up - and that is one of the main things. I have made it a rule to go to bed when there wasn't anybody left to sit up with; and I have made it a rule to get up when I had to. This has resulted in an unswerving regularity of irregularity. It has saved me sound, but it would injure another person. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]

Men cannot labor on always. They must have intervals of relaxation. They cannot sleep through these interTafs. What are they to do? Why, if they do not work or sleep, they must have recreation. And if they have not recreation from healthful sources, they will be very likely to take it from the poisoned fountains of intemperance. Or, if they have pleasures, which, though innocent, are forbidden by the maxims of public morality, their very pleasures are liable to become poisoned fountains. [ Orville Dewey ]

I smoke in bed until I have to go to sleep; I wake up in the night, sometimes once, sometimes twice; sometimes three times, and I never waste any of these opportunities to smoke. This habit is so old and dear and precious to me that I would feel as you, sir, would feel if you should lose the only moral you've got - meaning the chairman - if you've got one: I am making no charges: I will grant, here, that I have stopped smoking now and then, for a few months at a time, but it was not on principle, it was only to show off; it was to pulverize those critics who said I was a slave to my habits and couldn't break my bonds. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]

Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge: it is immortal as the heart of men. If the labors of the men of science should ever create any revolution, direct or indirect, in our condition, and in the impressions which we habitually receive, the poet will then sleep no more than at present; he will be ready to follow the steps of the man of science, not only in those general indirect effects, but he will be at his side, carrying sensation into the midst of the objects of the science itself. The remotest discoveries of the chemist, the botanist, or mineralogist will be as proper objects of the poet's art as any upon which it can be employed, if the time should ever come when these things shall be familiar to us, and the relations under which they are contemplated by the followers of the respective sciences shall be manifestly and palpably material to us as enjoying and suffering beings. If the time should ever come when what is now called science, thus familiarized to men, shall be ready to put on. as it were, a form of flesh and blood, the poet will lend his divine spirit to aid the transfiguration, and will welcome the being thus produced as a dear and genuine inmate of the household of man. [ Wordsworth ]

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sleep in Scrabble®

The word sleep is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 7

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays In The Letters sleep:

PEELS
(30)
SLEEP
(30)
 

All Scrabble® Plays For The Word sleep

SLEEP
(30)
SLEEP
(26)
SLEEP
(24)
SLEEP
(24)
SLEEP
(24)
SLEEP
(21)
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(18)
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(16)
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(11)
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SLEEP
(9)
SLEEP
(8)
SLEEP
(8)
SLEEP
(8)
SLEEP
(7)

The 200 Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays For Words Using The Letters In sleep

PEELS
(30)
SLEEP
(30)
PEEL
(27)
SEEP
(27)
PEELS
(26)
SLEEP
(26)
PEELS
(24)
PEELS
(24)
PEELS
(24)
SLEEP
(24)
SLEEP
(24)
SLEEP
(24)
SLEEP
(21)
PEELS
(21)
PEELS
(21)
PEELS
(21)
SEEP
(21)
SLEEP
(21)
SLEEP
(21)
PEEL
(21)
PEELS
(20)
SLEEP
(20)
SLEEP
(20)
PEELS
(20)
PEEL
(18)
PEEL
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
SEEP
(18)
SEEP
(18)
PEEL
(18)
SEEP
(18)
PEELS
(18)
SEEP
(18)
PEEL
(18)
PEEL
(18)
SEEP
(18)
PEELS
(16)
PEELS
(16)
SLEEP
(16)
SLEEP
(16)
ELSE
(15)
EELS
(15)
PEELS
(15)
ELSE
(15)
SLEEP
(15)
EELS
(15)
LEES
(15)
LEES
(15)
SLEEP
(14)
SLEEP
(14)
PEELS
(14)
PEEL
(14)
SLEEP
(14)
SLEEP
(14)
PEELS
(14)
PEELS
(14)
SLEEP
(14)
PEELS
(14)
SEEP
(14)
PEELS
(14)
LEES
(12)
LEES
(12)
LEES
(12)
LEES
(12)
PE
(12)
PEEL
(12)
PEEL
(12)
PEEL
(12)
PEEL
(12)
PEEL
(12)
SEEP
(12)
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(12)
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(12)
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(12)
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(12)
ELSE
(12)
PE
(12)
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(12)
ELSE
(12)
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(12)
ELSE
(12)
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(12)
EELS
(12)
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(12)
SLEEP
(11)
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(11)
PEELS
(11)
SLEEP
(11)
SEEP
(10)
PE
(10)
EELS
(10)
ELSE
(10)
LEES
(10)
EELS
(10)
PEEL
(10)
ELSE
(10)
LEES
(10)
PEELS
(9)
ELS
(9)
ELS
(9)
SEEP
(9)
PEEL
(9)
SEE
(9)
EEL
(9)
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(9)
PEELS
(9)
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(9)
EEL
(9)
LEE
(9)
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(9)
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LEE
(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
ELSE
(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
ELSE
(8)
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(8)
EELS
(8)
PE
(8)
ELSE
(8)
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(8)
PE
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ELSE
(8)
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(8)
LEES
(8)
EELS
(8)
SLEEP
(7)
PEELS
(7)
PEEL
(7)
SEEP
(7)
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(7)
PEEL
(7)
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PEEL
(7)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(6)
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(5)
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(5)
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(5)
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(5)
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(5)
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(5)
EELS
(5)
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sleep in Words With Friends™

The word sleep is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 9

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays In The Letters sleep:

PEELS
(51)
SLEEP
(51)
 

All Words With Friends™ Plays For The Word sleep

SLEEP
(51)
SLEEP
(39)
SLEEP
(36)
SLEEP
(34)
SLEEP
(33)
SLEEP
(33)
SLEEP
(27)
SLEEP
(27)
SLEEP
(27)
SLEEP
(26)
SLEEP
(22)
SLEEP
(22)
SLEEP
(20)
SLEEP
(20)
SLEEP
(19)
SLEEP
(19)
SLEEP
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
SLEEP
(15)
SLEEP
(15)
SLEEP
(15)
SLEEP
(14)
SLEEP
(14)
SLEEP
(13)
SLEEP
(13)
SLEEP
(13)
SLEEP
(12)
SLEEP
(11)
SLEEP
(11)
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(11)
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(11)
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(11)
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(10)
SLEEP
(10)
SLEEP
(10)
SLEEP
(9)

The 200 Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays Using The Letters In sleep

PEELS
(51)
SLEEP
(51)
PEEL
(48)
SEEP
(45)
SLEEP
(39)
PEELS
(39)
PEELS
(36)
SLEEP
(36)
PEEL
(36)
SLEEP
(34)
PEELS
(34)
PEELS
(33)
PEELS
(33)
SLEEP
(33)
SLEEP
(33)
PEELS
(27)
SEEP
(27)
SLEEP
(27)
SLEEP
(27)
PEELS
(27)
PEELS
(27)
SLEEP
(27)
LEES
(27)
SLEEP
(26)
PEELS
(26)
PEEL
(24)
PEEL
(24)
PEEL
(24)
PEEL
(24)
PEEL
(24)
PEELS
(22)
PEELS
(22)
SEEP
(22)
SLEEP
(22)
SLEEP
(22)
SEEP
(21)
LEES
(21)
SEEP
(21)
SEEP
(21)
ELSE
(21)
EELS
(21)
SEEP
(21)
EELS
(21)
ELSE
(21)
PEEL
(20)
SLEEP
(20)
PEELS
(20)
PEELS
(20)
SLEEP
(20)
PEELS
(19)
PEELS
(19)
SLEEP
(19)
SLEEP
(19)
SLEEP
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
PEEL
(18)
PEELS
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
PEELS
(18)
PEELS
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
PEELS
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
PEELS
(18)
SLEEP
(18)
PEELS
(18)
SEEP
(17)
SEEP
(16)
PEEL
(16)
PEEL
(16)
PEEL
(16)
PEEL
(16)
PEEL
(16)
ELSE
(15)
SLEEP
(15)
SEEP
(15)
EELS
(15)
LEES
(15)
LEES
(15)
EELS
(15)
EELS
(15)
LEES
(15)
ELSE
(15)
PEELS
(15)
PEELS
(15)
PE
(15)
SLEEP
(15)
PEELS
(15)
EELS
(15)
ELSE
(15)
PE
(15)
ELSE
(15)
SLEEP
(15)
LEES
(15)
LEES
(14)
SEEP
(14)
PEEL
(14)
PEELS
(14)
SLEEP
(14)
SLEEP
(14)
SEEP
(14)
PEELS
(14)
SEEP
(14)
PEEL
(14)
SEEP
(14)
SLEEP
(13)
PEEL
(13)
SLEEP
(13)
PE
(13)
PEELS
(13)
SLEEP
(13)
PEELS
(13)
PEELS
(13)
PEELS
(12)
PEEL
(12)
EELS
(12)
ELS
(12)
PEEL
(12)
ELS
(12)
EELS
(12)
LEES
(12)
SEEP
(12)
ELS
(12)
LEE
(12)
EEL
(12)
EEL
(12)
ELSE
(12)
EEL
(12)
SLEEP
(12)
LEE
(12)
ELSE
(12)
LEE
(12)
SEEP
(12)
LEES
(11)
SLEEP
(11)
PEELS
(11)
PEELS
(11)
PEELS
(11)
SLEEP
(11)
PEELS
(11)
SLEEP
(11)
SEEP
(11)
PEEL
(11)
SEEP
(11)
SLEEP
(11)
SLEEP
(11)
ELSE
(11)
EELS
(11)
PEELS
(11)
PEELS
(10)
EELS
(10)
SLEEP
(10)
PEELS
(10)
EEL
(10)
EELS
(10)
EELS
(10)
EELS
(10)
SLEEP
(10)
SLEEP
(10)
PEELS
(10)
LEES
(10)
ELSE
(10)
LEES
(10)
LEES
(10)
PE
(10)
LEES
(10)
PE
(10)
LEE
(10)
ELSE
(10)
PEEL
(10)
PEEL
(10)
PEEL
(10)
ELSE
(10)
ELSE
(10)
PEEL
(9)
ELSE
(9)
SEE
(9)
LEES
(9)
LEES
(9)
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(9)
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(9)
EELS
(9)
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(9)
PE
(9)
EL
(9)
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(9)
ELSE
(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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(9)
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EL
(9)
ELSE
(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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(8)
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Word Growth involving sleep

Shorter words in sleep

lee

Longer words containing sleep

asleep
outsleep outsleeping
outsleep outsleeps
oversleep oversleeping
oversleep oversleeps
presleep
sleepdisordered
sleeper sleepers
sleepier
sleepiest
sleepily
sleepiness
sleeping outsleeping
sleeping oversleeping
sleeping sleepings
sleeping undersleeping
sleeping unsleeping
sleepless sleeplessly
sleepless sleeplessness
sleeplike
sleepover sleepovers
sleeps outsleeps
sleeps oversleeps
sleeps undersleeps
sleeptalker sleeptalkers
sleepwalk sleepwalked
sleepwalk sleepwalker sleepwalkers
sleepwalk sleepwalking sleepwalkings
sleepwalk sleepwalks
sleepwear
sleepwort sleepworts
sleepy sleepyhead sleepyheaded
sleepy sleepyhead sleepyheads
undersleep undersleeping
undersleep undersleeps