SLEEPER's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of sleeper
Definition:
n. something originally of little value becomes very valuable; unexpected hit; one that sleeps
Example:
Unnoticed by the critics at its publication, the eventual Pulitzer Prize winner was a classic sleeper.
Sentence in Classic:
I am not a very heavy sleeper, and the anxiety in my mind tended, no doubt, to make me even less so than usual.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
There were no signs that anyone had entered the room, and it is quite certain that anything in the nature of cries or a struggle would have been heard, since Caunter, the elder boy in the inner room, is a very light sleeper.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Twice I called him by his name, in the tone in which I might have tried to rouse a sleeper, before he heeded me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Fagin looked hard at the robber; and, motioning him to be silent, stooped over the bed upon the floor, and shook the sleeper to rouse him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
The ambassador remained standing by the sleeper, waited until he stretched his limbs and opened his eyes, and then conveyed to him this proposal.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
But I beat the thing down; and again marking the sleeper, jocularly hinted to Queequeg that perhaps we had best sit up with the body; telling him to establish himself accordingly.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
This noise acted upon her joy like the storm which awakens the sleeper in the midst of a happy dream; she grew pale and ran to the window, while Mme.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
You are aware that I am not a very sound sleeper, and since I have been on guard in this house my slumbers have been lighter than ever.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
It was some trouble to arouse the little sleeper; but, after some effort, he sat up, and was playing with his bird, while his mother was putting on her bonnet and shawl.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
On another occasion, when I was making a trip from Augusta, Georgia, to Atlanta, being rather tired from much travel, I rode in a Pullman sleeper.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
I dreamt I was sleeping the last sleep by that sleeper, with my heart stopped and my cheek frozen against hers.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context