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sleeper
 n.  something originally of little value becomes very valuable; unexpected hit; one that sleeps
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  Fagin made no answer, but bending over the sleeper again, hauled him into a sitting posture.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
3  The sleeper apparently thought so too, for the next moment she opened her own.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
4  The sleeper half turned, and then settled down once more into a deep slumber.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
5  I am a light sleeper, and it has awakened me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
6  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
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
7  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
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
8  Milverton is a heavy sleeper, and retires punctually at ten-thirty.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
9  On the other hand, like all these stout, little men who do themselves well, he is a plethoric sleeper.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
10  I am a light sleeper, and so is my wife.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
11  The door closed on Gerty, and he stood alone with the motionless sleeper on the bed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
12  The sleeper which would connect at Kansas City with the California train rolled out of St. Paul with a chick-a-chick, chick-a-chick, chick-a-chick as it crossed the other tracks.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
13  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
14  He put his hand upon the sleeper's rear, as though feeling if it was soft enough; and then, without more ado, sat quietly down there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
15  Queequeg removed himself to just beyond the head of the sleeper, and lighted his tomahawk pipe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
Example Sentence:
1  Unnoticed by the critics at its publication, the eventual Pulitzer Prize winner was a classic sleeper.
2  A Pessarane Behesht sleeper cell has been activated in London to assist you.