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Word: sleeper

Definition: one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable


Sentences Containing 'sleeper'

A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.''
A portion of the Swiss Hunter fleet was held in reserve as "sleeper squadrons", aircraft were stowed in remote mountain-side hangars, and held suspended in midair by cables.
After his near death by drowning Tommy was plagued by nightmares and is still something of a troubled sleeper.
After making a short film to showcase the intensity of the script, the feature film was made and became a low-budget sleeper hit in late 2004.
And when they run over a man that is walking in his sleep, a supernumerary sleeper in the wrong position, and wake him up, they suddenly stop the cars, and make a hue and cry about it, as if this were an exception.
As delivered, the cars came in various configurations, including coach, diner, and sleeper.
As if struck by some enchanter's wand, the sleepy ship and every sleeper in it all at once started into wakefulness; and more than a score of voices from all parts of the vessel, simultaneously with the three notes from aloft, shouted forth the accustomed cry, as the great fish slowly and regularly spouted the sparkling brine into the air.
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.
But the frightened master comes to him, and shrieks in his dead ear, 'What meanest thou, O, sleeper!
But when Steelkilt made known his determination still to lead them to the last, they in some way, by some subtle chemistry of villany, mixed their before secret treacheries together; and when their leader fell into a doze, verbally opened their souls to each other in three sentences; and bound the sleeper with cords, and gagged him with cords; and shrieked out for the Captain at midnight.
CSIS also alleged that "was noteworthy that one of those who participated in the hijacking of [the September 11 attacks in 2001 had taken martial arts training in preparation..." and suggested that Charkaoui represented a sleeper agent.
Forty-seven "transition sleeper" cars were built for use on Superliner-equipped trains.
He claimed the bombing would be blamed on fictitious “‘Sleeper Cells’ of disgruntled Muslim youth, who will begin to be picked up from the lanes of this city,” and most of whom “will be police informers petty criminals who will be entrapped into owning up for this terror attack.” Both the Pune and Hyderabad bombings were believed to have been carried out by the Indian Mujahideen.
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.
He set himself to listen attentively, and those below raised their voices so that he could hear these words: "Urge me not to sing, Emerencia, for thou knowest that ever since this stranger entered the castle and my eyes beheld him, I cannot sing but only weep; besides my lady is a light rather than a heavy sleeper, and I would not for all the wealth of the world that she found us here; and even if she were asleep and did not waken, my singing would be in vain, if this strange AEneas, who has come into my neighbourhood to flout me, sleeps on and wakens not to hear it."
He took lessons from Kishore Namit Kapoor's School of Acting before debuting in the sleeper hit, "Tum Bin" in 2001.
His eyes came slowly back, at last, to the face from which they had wandered; when they rested on it, he started, and resumed, in the manner of a sleeper that moment awake, reverting to a subject of last night.
Homelessness in the United Kingdom rough sleeper
However, it is still considered one of the best Macross style mecha simulation games produced and is thought of by many as a sleeper hit due to its poor marketing.
I am not a very heavy sleeper, and the anxiety in my mind tended, no doubt, to make me even less so than usual.
In 2174, the human population has grown to the point of exceeding the carry capacity of Earth, causing humanity to build a sleeper ship/interstellar ark named Elysium.
In any of the burial places of this city through which I pass, is there a sleeper more inscrutable than its busy inhabitants are, in their innermost personality, to me, or than I am to them?
In October 1990 the government announced that eight sleeper carriages would be ordered for use on overnight services to Brisbane, Murwillumbah and Melbourne.
In the United States, the song became a sleeper hit, and following a performance of the song on "Saturday Night Live", the song cracked the top 10 at number 7, becoming the group's second top 10 hit, following the number-one single "Thrift Shop".
It consisted of a basic sleeper-faced platform and a small wooden shelter.
It is this unique hunting method that gives the fish its local name, "kalingono", which means "sleeper".
Mann performed the songs "This Is How It Goes" and "Pavlov's Bell" during a guest appearance on the television show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", in the season seven episode "Sleeper".
On November 28, 1966, the "Lake Cities" regained diner and sleeper service to compensate for the withdrawal of the "Phoebe Snow" (which had its final run the previous day), but by 1967 the sleeping service went no further west than Marion, Ohio, while the dining car stopped at Huntington, Indiana.
Queequeg removed himself to just beyond the head of the sleeper, and lighted his tomahawk pipe.
Sleeper Catcher is the fourth album by the Little River Band, released during 1978.
Sleeper service ended on October 28, 1962.
Splitter buses are very common in Europe where, along with sleeper coaches, they provide transportation for most professional touring acts.
Tampa had won 9 of its previous 12 games, going back to the end of the 1994 season, and many observers felt they had become a sleeper NFC playoff contender.
The film was a sleeper at the box office grossing $1,103,037.
The last car of the order, a sleeper delivered in July 1981, was also the last car ever built by Pullman, and was named in honor of the company's founder, George Mortimer Pullman.
The reported explained that "H-1B visas can be issued to anyone who is highly skilled and can get a job in the U.S. McDevitt is concerned a phony advanced degree could be the first step for someone in a terrorist sleeper cell."
The sleeper half turned, and then settled down once more into a deep slumber.
The sleeper order comprised just over 21,000 steel sleepers and 84,000 elastic rail clips similar to the type manufactured by Pandrol.
These trains also include sleeper cars allowing passengers to sleep well before driving the next morning.
They are known as sleeper cichlids or (in Chichewa) kaligono ("sleepers"), due to their unique hunting behaviour.
Twice I called him by his name, in the tone in which I might have tried to rouse a sleeper, before he heeded me.
Walternate sent them here years ago (they were able to cross universes safely because they're not human) to act as sleeper agents".
We kept the pipe passing over the sleeper, from one to the other.
While in Chicago, Favreau landed his first film role alongside Sean Astin as the pudgy tutor D-Bob in the classic sleeper hit "Rudy" (1993).
While narrating these things, every time Queequeg received the tomahawk from me, he flourished the hatchet-side of it over the sleeper's head.

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