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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Describing the literal shutting of one’s eyes when sleeping. Earliest documented use: 1899.
“Zaifa was discreetly taking 40 winks near the edge of our boat. It was probably her first shuteye in more than 20 hours.”
Elaine Lim; An Enterprising Mother and Wife; New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Jun 13, 1998.
See more usage examples of shuteye in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Aphorisms respect the wisdom of silence by disturbing it, but briefly. -Yahia Lababidi, aphorist (b. 25 Sep 1973)