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Meaning of “as well asleep as awake”

What does "as well asleep as awake" mean in this sentence? I think it overall means it's so evident that you can sleep no matter what, but I would like to know what "awake" supposed to mean here. Can ...
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Meaning of “e'er” in this sentence (sentences that start with e'er/ever)?

I am reading "Tristram Shandy" and as a non-native English speaker struggling very much to grasp the meaning of some sentences. Can someone help me with understanding the meaning of the following ...
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Can the “Well regulated militia” part of the 2nd amendment be interpreted as a condition?

There are a couple other questions on this site about this sentence, most notably this one but none of them really focus on whether the second part of the amendment is conditional on the first part. ...