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1semiconscienteI was only semiconscious when the phone rang — cuando sonó el teléfono estaba medio dormido / no estaba muy despierto que digamos
- Rick saw her coming and stepped between her and the paramedics who had just loaded a semi-conscious Jason onto a stretcher.
- When not active, I lapsed into delirium and a semi-conscious state.
- If a heavy dose of this medicine is given, the patient becomes semi-conscious, his heart beat becomes slow and nervous system and resistance power also becomes weak.
- Soon the entire crew is reduced to sweating and semi-conscious heaps of flatulent flesh.
- And many would argue that intelligence is made up of unconscious, conscious, and semi-conscious elements, experiences.
- But then I needed their attentiveness, as I was collapsed and semi-conscious at the top of a frozen wasteland, the nearest settlement being miles down the mountain.
- He cradled the semi-conscious Tenkou in his arms.
- Naturally, Prom time rolled around, and being gothic and hip, my natural inclination was to hover in a semi-conscious state of misery and darkness.
- He said he tried to pull his semi-conscious wife from the car because he was worried it could burst into flames but was unable to open the driver's door so he dragged her through the passenger side.
- In September, a week before his death, he was taken to hospital after his wife found him semi-conscious in bed having taken an overdose of painkillers and whisky.
- Don't walk, talk, or eat like a semi-conscious person.
- Thirteen-year-old girls have had to be brought to hospital after being found semi-conscious from alcohol in public parks in Limerick.
- Two weeks later, he was referred back to hospital after becoming semi-conscious and having convulsions.
- And it was then, in that delirious, half-starved, semi-conscious state that she came up with a plan.
- After the rescue, doctors said Chen's breath and heartbeat were both fast, and she was semi-conscious, entering a ‘bad’ state.
- Exhausted and semi-conscious, my peripheral awareness of a sort of beige abyss was occasionally punctuated by explosions of extreme color.
- Emerging from my semi-conscious state, I blinked away the stubborn black spots in front of my eyes, and was immediately tackled by a sobbing blonde thing.
- Both women were admitted to St Dominic's Hospital on Tuesday and underwent emergency surgery after they were found in a semi-conscious state.
- I'd be lying, semi-conscious in my hospital bed, laid low by my flaky pods, defenceless against her scheming ways.
- The semi-conscious bride and the manipulative groom pulling up to a Las Vegas wedding chapel drive-in did not conjure up images of a fairy tale romance.
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