Part of speech: verb

To doze; be listless.

Part of speech: noun

A doze.

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Usage examples "drowse":

  1. In spring the clouds and the light hold races up their flanks; in summer they seem to drowse like weary monsters in the still and fervent heat. - "Lore of Proserpine", Maurice Hewlett.
  2. One feels an irresistible desire to drowse on deck - the rushing speech of waves, the long rocking of the ship, the lukewarm caress of the wind, urge to slumber- but the light is too vast to permit of sleep. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.
  3. And so he sat him down beneath the boughs, And there a low wind seemed to drone and drowse Among the leaves as it were gone astray And like to faint forwearied by the way; Till the persistence of the sound begat An heaviness within him as he sat: So when Sleep chanced to come that way, he found A captive not unwilling to be bound, And on his body those fine fetters put Wherewith he bindeth mortals hand and foot. - "The Poems of William Watson", William Watson.