awaken vs awake vs wake vs waken

awaken awake wake waken

Definitions

  • 1) intransitive To stop sleeping.
  • 2) transitive To cause to become conscious.
  • 3) transitive To cause to become awake.
  • 4) To rouse from sleep or torpor; to awake; to wake.
  • 5) make aware
  • 6) To rouse from sleep or a state resembling sleep; cause to revive from a state of inaction.
  • 7) To call into being or action.
  • 8) To come into being or action as if from sleep: as, hope awakened in his breast.
  • 9) To become awake; cease to sleep; be roused from sleep or a state resembling sleep: as, to awaken early.
  • 10) [Awaken is chiefly used in figurative or transferred applications, awake being preferred in the sense of arousing from actual sleep.]
  • 11) To stir up or produce (a memory or feeling, for example).
  • 12) To become aware of something.
  • 13) To wake up.
  • 14) To cause to wake up.
  • 15) To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten.

Definitions

  • 1) Not asleep; conscious.
  • 2) by extension Alert, aware.
  • 3) Fully alert; attuned. synonym: aware.
  • 4) Completely conscious; not in a state of sleep.
  • 5) Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.
  • 6) mentally perceptive and responsive
  • 7) not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
  • 8) intransitive To become conscious after having slept.
  • 9) transitive To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.
  • 10) transitive to excite or to stir up something latent.
  • 11) To be or remain awake; watch.
  • 12) To cease to sleep; come out of a state of natural sleep.
  • 13) Roused from sleep; not sleeping; in a state of vigilance or action.
  • 14) Synonyms To wake, excite, stir up, call forth, stimulate, spur (up).
  • 15) To arouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupor, or inaction; put into action or new life: as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
  • 16) To arouse from sleep.
  • 17) To come into being or action as if from sleep.
  • 18) To bestir or rouse one's self from a state resembling sleep; emerge from a state of inaction; be invigorated with new life; become alive: as, to awake from sloth; to awake to the consciousness of a great loss.
  • 19) Toarousefromsleep.
  • 20) To rouse from sleep; waken.
  • 21) To stir up (memories, for example).
  • 22) To become alert.
  • 23) To make aware of.
  • 24) To become aware or cognizant.
  • 25) To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.
  • 26) To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.
  • 27) To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up

Definitions

  • 1) A period after a person's death before the body is buried, in some cultures accompanied by a party.
  • 2) A gathering of people in the presence of the body of a deceased person in order to honor the person and console one another.
  • 3) A track, course, or condition left behind something that has passed.
  • 4) A parish festival held annually, often in honor of a patron saint.
  • 5) An annual vacation.
  • 6) The visible track of turbulence left by something moving through water.
  • 7) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.
  • 8) The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track.
  • 9) Obs. or Poetic The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.
  • 10) [Obs.] the ceremonies and pastimes connected with a wake. See Wake, n., 3 (b), above.
  • 11) The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
  • 12) (Ch. of Eng.) An annual parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the dedication of a church. Originally, prayers were said on the evening preceding, and hymns were sung during the night, in the church; subsequently, these vigils were discontinued, and the day itself, often with succeeding days, was occupied in rural pastimes and exercises, attended by eating and drinking, often to excess.
  • 13) The act of watching or keeping vigil, especially for a solemn or festive purpose; a vigil; specifically, an annual festival kept in commemoration of the completion and dedication of a parish church; hence, a merrymaking; a festive gathering.
  • 14) The track left by a ship or other moving object in the water.
  • 15) Hence, a track of any kind; a course of any nature that has already been followed by another thing or person.
  • 16) A row of damp green grass.
  • 17) An all-night watch by the body of the dead, before burial.
  • 18) The act of waking, or the state of being awake; the state of not sleeping.
  • 19) Todisturb;break.
  • 20) To cause to come out of sleep; awaken.
  • 21) To stay awake.
  • 22) To make aware; alert or enlighten.
  • 23) To hold or attend the wake of someone who has died.
  • 24) To be brought into a state of awareness or alertness.
  • 25) To stir, as from a dormant or inactive condition; rouse.
  • 26) To cease to sleep; become awake.
  • 27) To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
  • 28) To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
  • 29) To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
  • 30) To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
  • 31) To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
  • 32) To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
  • 33) To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
  • 34) To rouse from sleep; to awake.
  • 35) (in the wake of) In the aftermath of; as a consequence of.
  • 36) (in the wake of) Following directly on.

Definitions

  • 1) transitive To awake or rouse from sleep; to stir.
  • 2) stop sleeping
  • 3) cause to become awake or conscious
  • 4) Awake;notsleeping.
  • 5) To become awake; wake up.
  • 6) To rouse from sleep; awake.
  • 7) To become aware.
  • 8) To cause to be aware; alert or enlighten.
  • 9) To rouse from a quiescent or inactive state; stir.
  • 10) To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
  • 11) To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.
  • 12) To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to awaken.

Examples

  • 1) I was wary of it awakening all my feelings again but excited too and knew I would not turn her down.
  • 2) Something was awakened in me really quick.
  • 3) Something that always awakened a cold beast deep in my gut.
  • 4) His friend has awakened something in me that my man had suppressed.
  • 5) Or the first man awakened to a sense of the divine.
  • 6) Its looks alone should be enough to awaken interest.
  • 7) It was as if people had been awakened.
  • 8) This person will awaken many feelings and fulfil a secret dream.
  • 9) Feelings had awakened in her which were new.
  • 10) He shows moments of consciousness and awakening.
  • 11) They awakened interest in nature study and gave new values to much we had hitherto taken for granted.
  • 12) He credited his three years in Canada with awakening his interest in wider opportunities for the company.
  • 13) The rudely awakened person should wait 20 minutes before committing himself or herself.
  • 14) The poem balances the driver's sleeping consciousness with her awakening subconscious.
  • 15) It was not until 1933 that popular interest was first awakened after the first picture apparently showing a monster was published.
  • 16) You can awaken something deeper.
  • 17) The light flashes on and I am rudely awakened.
  • 18) She added: 'He shows moments of consciousness and awakening.
  • 19) You may have awakened these feelings, you're upset about it and want no part in his relationship ending.
  • 20) People are finally awakening.
  • 21) It seems like the middle of the night when I'm rudely awakened by a radio.
  • 22) Hearing you awaken from the dead, your cat runs screeching.
  • 23) I (with sincere optimism and hope) believe that the common sense of your generation and those who went before will be rediscovered and reclaimed as people at large finally awaken from the almost complete slumber that has befallen us for the past 45 years or so.
  • 24) Hell, its famous first line, “the most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to awaken from the sleep of ignorance,” is quoted in the Tsinghua Book of Quotations, and being quoted there means that you've entered the canon.
  • 25) I wanted to see the rest of the valley awaken from a sun drunk slumber and move about in its search for food and water, exercise and eventually, bed time.
  • 26) They seemed to awaken from a dream, and the moment they were in the train, which fortunately came quite soon, they began to talk.
  • 27) Some inoculates aver that they awaken from the first night's sleep with a dark brown taste in their mouths.
  • 28) Sunday_ (alas! what recollections does not the word awaken) -- to brave the reception-room of my prison.
  • 29) “The Speaker,” the man replied, speaking slowly as if explaining to a child, “is the one charged with interpreting the will of the Computer, that it may guide us all to the Reward where your people can once more awaken from the Great Sleep.
  • 30) Mike Myers stars as a 70’s swinger who has just awaken from a coma, will he find love in the 21st Century, find out this summer with Guruvy Baby!!
  • 31) And with your word you will be able to return to the stillness, to the beginning where nothing is, where all of creation returns to silence, but your word will awaken it and you will name the gods and give voice to the trees and you will give nature a tongue to speak for you of the invisible that will again be visible through your word.
  • 32) ‘The telephone starts to ring awakening me from sleep.’
  • 33) ‘The couple were awakened from their sleep by the loud explosion.’
  • 34) ‘TV news kept it secret, but homeless children in shelters across the country report being awakened from troubled sleep and alerted by dead relatives.’
  • 35) ‘A young buck had been awakened from a long sleep.’
  • 36) ‘Following a cozy soak, they retired to the bedroom, eventually fell to sleep but were awakened by the smell of smoke.’
  • 37) ‘I simply went back to sleep until I was awakened by the unusual effect of the train moving.’
  • 38) ‘Symptoms that are not typical of OSD include pain at rest, thigh pain, or very severe pain that awakens a child from sleep or makes him cry.’
  • 39) ‘Hypnic headaches begin during sleep, awakening the person - usually at the same time every night.’
  • 40) ‘The participants completed the sleep log immediately after awakening each morning.’
  • 41) ‘For the purpose of this paper we will concentrate on the types of dreams that are normally reported when subjects are awakened from REM sleep.’
  • 42) ‘But when they were tested immediately after being awakened from REM sleep, the exact opposite happened.’
  • 43) ‘If you're awakened during REM sleep, you may recall vivid dreams.’
  • 44) ‘It could've only been about an hour and a half before I feel asleep, but I slept until I was awakened by the front door opening.’
  • 45) ‘Jordan popped right out of her sleep, awakened by his reaction.’
  • 46) ‘The patient should be awakened from sleep every two hours and avoid should strenuous activity for at least 24 hours.’
  • 47) ‘He had finally dozed into a fitful sleep only to be awakened by a horrible dream, his only problem, he couldn't remember it.’
  • 48) ‘Nightmares are vivid and terrifying nocturnal episodes in which the dreamer is abruptly awakened from sleep.’
  • 49) ‘The entire team awoke early, all unable to sleep when they were awakened.’
  • 50) ‘Half of the women reported being awakened from sleep with severe sweating.’
  • 51) ‘I looked down and saw him moving around slightly as if he had just been reluctantly awakened from a deep sleep.’
  • 52) ‘‘Pity,’ she groaned before drifting off to sleep, never to awaken again.’
  • 53) ‘Dozing off between stations, I managed to awaken at each stop to repeat the question.’
  • 54) ‘‘So, sleeping beauty finally awakens,’ he said, walking towards her.’
  • 55) ‘Miranda awakens and Prospero summons their slave Caliban, who curses them, remembering their kinder treatment when they first came to the island, which he insists is rightfully his.’
  • 56) ‘Several hours later, after all the visitors have left, Maureen finally awakens from her deep sleep with a gasp and rises to a sitting position.’
  • 57) ‘After a restless sleep, Cole awakens with a start at dawn.’
  • 58) ‘Edna sleeps very little and awakens early on Sunday morning.’
  • 59) ‘It is well into the night, and Jane awakens from sleep and exits the carriage to meet a woman.’
  • 60) ‘Squirming in her chair, like an infant awkwardly awakening from a thoughtful sleep, Jane rubbed her makeup-less eyes and yawned.’
  • 61) ‘However, many uninvited guests are also awakening from their sleep.’
  • 62) ‘Ark shifted his now stiff and painful limbs and began to stretch as if he were awakening from a deep sleep.’
  • 63) ‘Truth be known, they put me to sleep, and I awakened during the replay, in the middle of the Bashsams' match.’
  • 64) ‘She must have awakened from her sleep to find herself trapped in the casket.’
  • 65) ‘Soon after, I drifted off to sleep and only awakened just as we were all entering the house again.’
  • 66) ‘I slowly awaken from a deep sleep full of strange dreams, and it comes to my sleep-muddled attention that I definitely should not be waking up right now.’
  • 67) ‘Hikari had finally managed to awaken from her deep sleep.’
  • 68) ‘Once dawn came, she could awaken from an unsatisfying sleep, turn off the light, and feel the kind of physical and mental peace that comes after a fever has broken.’
  • 69) ‘Charge your iPod while you sleep, and awaken to your favorite B sides instead of that obnoxious buzzer.’
  • 70) ‘Aero ran around, trying to wake everyone up, but found that they all seemed deep in sleep, unable to awaken.’
  • 71) ‘Terra slowly fell to sleep only to awaken when someone started shaking her.’
  • 72) ‘Step 6: The judgment awakens feelings of joy, anger, indifference, etc.’
  • 73) ‘James stumbles across a beautiful fairy-girl, Anastasia, who awakens tender feelings of love that are entirely alien to him.’
  • 74) ‘I would have never thought that a person outside of my family and my circle of close friends could awaken such feelings.’
  • 75) ‘If you act as if you love him, then the action will awaken the feeling of love.’
  • 76) ‘The noise of a dentist's drill might awaken feelings of apprehension and nervousness.’
  • 77) ‘This discovery has awakened a rage within me and a guilt that my family benefited from a close connection to the big house.’
  • 78) ‘Sentiments will run deep awakening dormant feelings that were thought to be successfully repressed.’
  • 79) ‘It was nature, above all, that stirred his emotions, and it was to scenes of natural beauty that his mother had taken him as a child, so as to awaken his feelings towards the things she loved.’
  • 80) ‘Until you awaken this feeling, you should not expect the affirmation to work.’
  • 81) ‘This morbid shot awakens some emotion within her and Jiney promptly proclaims this her ideal subject.’
  • 82) ‘This awakens Bernard's own feelings of loneliness.’
  • 83) ‘His breath seared her skin, awakening feelings long dormant.’
  • 84) ‘Was it books, scientific and poetic, that awakened his feelings?’
  • 85) ‘This conversation was pointless and only awakened the hollow feeling in the pit of his gut and the sensation of helplessness.’
  • 86) ‘It wasn't her fault that she had awakened feelings in him that he hadn't felt in countless years.’
  • 87) ‘Just the sound, the constant beating of the rotors frightened me, awakened some primal fear of being hunted, made me want to run, to hide or flee.’
  • 88) ‘Moreover, if they are opposed, their religious feelings and emotions are awakened.’
  • 89) ‘No matter how small the window, the writer must awaken a desire and curiosity in the soul to peep out of it and view the world about us.’
  • 90) ‘No wonder that he can awaken amorous desires even in those who should know better.’
  • 91) ‘He noticed a phrase that was occasionally repeated throughout the book: Do not arouse or awaken Love until it so desires.’
  • 92) ‘It also, with hindsight, awakens us to how fragile our governments are.’
  • 93) ‘Barry is pushed deeper and deeper into a hair-tearing abyss, until his sister introduces him to Lena Leonard who, with deceptively simple tenderness in this love story, awakens Barry to his inner strength.’
  • 94) ‘Heidegger's work ought to awaken us to what we can and cannot do.’
  • 95) ‘He contends that ‘public pressure can awaken Congress to an opposition role.’’
  • 96) ‘A glimpse of the silent rage of China's populace has awakened Japan to the need for a comprehensive regional strategy.’
  • 97) ‘The pain, fear, and confusion they will feel will awaken them to what is real and they will learn how to be of service to real people, in real life situations.’
  • 98) ‘The living-wage movement has helped awaken America to the fact that many of its citizens make wages that cannot provide them with even a minimally decent life.’
  • 99) ‘I believe the idea is that Wheeler is trying to awaken Emily to the pleasures available to her.’
  • 100) ‘Because it awakens you to the difficulties of the real world.’
  • 101) ‘By the vigor of its voice his Diary awakens us to the value of daily experience, taken as it comes, trivial or momentous, troubling or enjoyable, all together.’
  • 102) ‘Birdsong awakens us to the art of nature, birds' variety to nature's skill and imagination.’
  • 103) ‘The call awakens him to the hard political reality of the City under the military occupation.’
  • 104) ‘His quest awakens her to the possibility of a life that is more than just a series of promotions and salary renegotiations.’
  • 105) ‘She poured every moment of her life in awakening us to this truth.’
  • 106) ‘The presence of homeless youth threatens to spark feelings of empathy in people's hearts, awakening them to the fundamental injustices in the world they inhabit.’
  • 107) ‘Or have the number of postponements finally awakened us to the fact that it is a bit pointless starting the season knowing that half your games won't even go ahead?’
  • 108) ‘And look at what happened to him by the end of his life because those of us who spoke out awakened him to understand that what he's doing is not acceptable.’
  • 109) ‘Spontaneous action can help awaken us to the possibility of uncertainty, and reveal routine as a construction entirely of our own minds.’
  • 110) ‘It can also awaken us to the nastier side of humankind.’

Examples

  • 1) The best way to ensure this is to be awake fully during the day.
  • 2) Iceman lay awake at night and wondered about the way of things.
  • 3) Blue light emitted from phones will keep you awake.
  • 4) It was just not necessarily at a speed at which the audience could fairly be expected to stay awake.
  • 5) Not surprisingly with such long study hours, staying awake is a problem.
  • 6) We've awoken a sleeping giant!
  • 7) The reigning Wimbledon champion has recounted a spooky episode in which he once awoke to find a hotel maid stroking his arm.
  • 8) I want to prove I am wide awake.
  • 9) The mournful sound kept her awake because she felt mournful herself.
  • 10) Staying awake long enough to finish his sentences seemed an almighty struggle.
  • 11) You stop being fully awake and alive.
  • 12) What keeps me awake at night is that.
  • 13) He remembered afterward how intensely wide awake and alert he had thought he was.
  • 14) The patient is completely awake and aware.
  • 15) When you turn it off your brain is still awake.
  • 16) They awoke to find themselves buried under concrete.
  • 17) The thought of chewing on it keeps me awake at night.
  • 18) The family regularly awoke to the sound of gunfire and tanks pounding nearby homes.
  • 19) All at once he was wide awake.
  • 20) So follow our pointers to beat the afternoon slump and stay awake when you need to.
  • 21) We stayed awake at night listening to him breathe.
  • 22) Be certain to have some strong coffee ready to help you remain awake and alert.
  • 23) Some of the images still keep me awake.
  • 24) It all comes from strange ideas that keep you awake at half past four in the morning.
  • 25) After five hours sleep there is only a one in ten chance of staying fully awake on a lengthy journey.
  • 26) These occurred whether patients were awake or asleep, suggesting the music subconsciously affects brain cells.
  • 27) In those early months, the biggest challenge was working out if he was awake or asleep.
  • 28) After he awoke to the sound of gunfire, he could be seen fleeing the hotel with his men.
  • 29) I just feel awake and aware.
  • 30) ‘I slept reasonably well, awaking only for the Erie, PA station stop.’
  • 31) ‘Then pain was an immense pulsation on her back that hadn't stopped since she had awoken again.’
  • 32) ‘She awoke when the carriage stopped with a jolt.’
  • 33) ‘Skyler awoke when the bus stopped and walked wearily from the bus.’
  • 34) ‘After twenty minutes or so, the car came to a stop, and I awoke with the lack of movement.’
  • 35) ‘Her neighbour used a piece of bamboo to rouse him from sleep and eventually he awoke.’
  • 36) ‘It was like the students had finally awoken from eternal sleep.’
  • 37) ‘He said he went back to sleep and when he awoke, she was gone.’
  • 38) ‘It would be as if, when Gregor Samsa awoke from his sleep to discover he had become a grotesquely huge beetle, no one was bothered by the change.’
  • 39) ‘But… he had feigned sleep as his sty-mates awoke, and had heard them leave.’
  • 40) ‘Every day she awoke from sleep and either went to work or didn't.’
  • 41) ‘On Saturday morning, Londonist awoke from a sound sleep with a self-satisfied smile plastered all over one's face.’
  • 42) ‘Despite sleeping late, I awoke with a real humdinger of a hangover.’
  • 43) ‘It was rather more like a lethargic dog who awoke from a comfortable sleep.’
  • 44) ‘Everyone was sleeping soundly until they awoke with me yelling at the top of my lungs in pain.’
  • 45) ‘As you awake from your troubled sleep, you realize that the group you'd dreamed about is deep in the woods.’
  • 46) ‘The pounding on the door grew louder and Rolandon walked over to the bolted door, messed up his hair, and pinched his cheeks to make it appear that he had just awoken from sleep.’
  • 47) ‘For one, the city that doesn't sleep has awoken even more, recovering in the face of tragedy with a determination and moxie that only New Yorkers can muster.’
  • 48) ‘He felt weak all over like he had just awoken from a deep sleep.’
  • 49) ‘Another stint of exhausted sleep passed and Kate awoke again.’
  • 50) ‘A loud scream awoke me from my sleep and I sat bolt upright, staring around in wide-eyed confusion.’
  • 51) ‘A scream awoke me on the morning of my last day at Tian's tower.’
  • 52) ‘With the beautiful sound of songbirds singing in the tree beside our room, the gentle voices awoke Andrea from her sleep beside me.’
  • 53) ‘My mother came into our room when our excited cries awoke her from her sleep.’
  • 54) ‘Sun shines in the valley and its warmth strikes Lauren's face awaking her from sleep.’
  • 55) ‘And suddenly, he heard Kato's voice, light as if not to awake him from a sleep.’
  • 56) ‘I was asleep in my chambers when a cry awoke me from my sleep, it came from Aurala's room.’
  • 57) ‘But this time there was no difficulty in awaking the person whom I wanted to meet.’
  • 58) ‘Only a disaster of the most profound magnitude will awake the American people.’
  • 59) ‘As the dawn broke over Paris the sound of the tumbrel wheels awoke the prisoners from their fitful sleep and were soon loaded like animals to go on their last journey.’
  • 60) ‘With one final scream, a crash of thunder awoke her from her dream, for that's all it was, just a figment of her imagination.’
  • 61) ‘My baby girl's need for an early morning feed awoke me and, seeing as how that's the sleep thing shot for now, I figured I might as well read.’
  • 62) ‘I shoved open the door and slammed it behind me, not caring if it awoke my parents.’
  • 63) ‘Steve rushed to the door before she awoke his parents and snuck her into his bedroom.’
  • 64) ‘Four forty-five am, my alarm awakes me to remind me three hours sleep really wasn't enough.’
  • 65) ‘It rang and echoed in the quiet apartment, until it awoke Brenda's mother, sleeping in the room next-door.’
  • 66) ‘The annoying buzz of my alarm clock awoke me from my dreamless sleep.’
  • 67) ‘Shurkom gently awoke E.D. out of a restless sleep, and announced that Robert was in need of his presence.’
  • 68) ‘It was probably some idiotic unknown stranger who awoke me from my beauty sleep.’
  • 69) ‘In the end, he remained trapped between sleep and exhaustion as his momentary lapses awoke him with terrible fear.’
  • 70) ‘I stayed in a stage that was in and out of consciousness until I fully awoke sometime between five and six in the morning.’
  • 71) ‘James' mother told the inquest her son did not lose consciousness but ‘stayed awake until the end’.’
  • 72) ‘He claimed he lost consciousness and awoke in the Emergency Department at the Montfort Hospital.’
  • 73) ‘The pilot lost consciousness, but awoke in time to notice large rocks rapidly becoming larger.’
  • 74) ‘Kevin's senses came to him slowly as he awoke into consciousness again.’
  • 75) ‘Jean-Dominique Bauby, a well-known Parisian journalist, has a stroke and loses consciousness; on awaking he finds himself paralysed and unable to speak.’
  • 76) ‘I could feel my body beginning to awake, regaining warmth.’
  • 77) ‘After six months Rick awoke from his coma, and finds his life soon turned upside down again.’
  • 78) ‘It was over an hour until the pair awoke from their trance.’
  • 79) ‘When he awoke, two hours later, a wave of nausea swept over him.’
  • 80) ‘A few hours later when Maria awoke she couldn't remember where she was.’
  • 81) ‘An hour later I awoke in my chamber with the help of smelling salts.’
  • 82) ‘When I awoke, some hours later, my heart racing without a complete recollection of why, the fire had died.’
  • 83) ‘Later-it seemed like hour to him-Theorton awoke, still on the hospital table.’
  • 84) ‘When she awoke, only half conscious, there were voices coming closer.’
  • 85) ‘After a few hours he awoke, still twitching, and stared at the ceiling for awhile, trying to figure out what to do now.’
  • 86) ‘He was knocked unconscious and awoke to find he had been robbed.’
  • 87) ‘She said Mitchell told her he was unconscious for half an hour and awoke to his friend's screams.’
  • 88) ‘She told the court that she fell unconscious after breathing in the gas and awoke to find Haslam spreadeagled on her.’
  • 89) ‘An hour or so later I awoke to find an orderly wheeling me to the theatre.’
  • 90) ‘Suddenly, everyone awoke to the realization that we had come to one mind, we had reached consensus.’
  • 91) ‘Share prices began a steep descent, and investors gradually awoke to the reality that they had been had.’
  • 92) ‘Just as he was pinching himself to make sure it was all real he was injured and awoke to the reality of trials and loan deals.’
  • 93) ‘Or is this just a case of Labour awaking to the fact that their social engineering programme is about to be revoked by the electorate unless they do it themselves?’
  • 94) ‘It is then that the battle to beat Labour in the Scottish Parliament vote steps up and Scotland awakes to the dreadful reality that it is now on a programme of non-stop campaigning.’
  • 95) ‘In recent years governments and citizens and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have begun to awake to the problem of modern-day slavery.’
  • 96) ‘Members of Congress have begun to awake to the problem of illegal immigration.’
  • 97) ‘The weekly newsmagazine Veja finally awoke to the issue in the recent edition.’
  • 98) ‘The UN and NGO community only awoke to the conflict in 2004.’
  • 99) ‘Kirton talks a good game, and one which will be badly needed if Scotland is to awake to the realities of Ryder Cup bidding.’
  • 100) ‘I was five then, and had never been back, but I wanted to find that house, see if it would awake long dormant memories.’
  • 101) ‘The memories Chris had awoken within her from their date in the park didn't help.’
  • 102) ‘He wonders if it is some of her blacked-out memories that have suddenly awoken in her mind.’
  • 103) ‘The café appears in the brain as this delicious, muddy scent first, awaking a memory.’
  • 104) ‘The demand for intelligence rose when increasing education, hand in hand with the material advance of the bourgeoisie, awoke a desire for political action.’
  • 105) ‘That school field trip awoke my passion for photography.’
  • 106) ‘In the intervening years I still watched the odd game or two each season, but last weekend awoke emotions that I’d not felt for years.’
  • 107) ‘I think it was this curiosity about the natural world which awoke my early interest in science.’
  • 108) ‘She returned there several times, which awoke curiosity and rumors.’
  • 109) ‘Will, dragging Raven behind him, who was also nearly falling asleep after being awake all night, left and shut the door quietly behind him.’
  • 110) ‘Not that sort of restless, you understand, but rather restless awake rather than asleep.’
  • 111) ‘As a runner, I have more trouble staying awake than falling asleep at night.’
  • 112) ‘Much later that night when Hoshi and Minako were asleep Alice was awake.’
  • 113) ‘When the entire camp is asleep, children are awake because they are eager to see their mothers, to have meals with their fathers.’
  • 114) ‘Don't get me wrong, I'm no vampire, but, when possible, it's a lot of fun to be awake when everyone is asleep.’
  • 115) ‘A sister who is also a good friend goes from being 40 miles away to being so physically distant she is awake when you're asleep.’
  • 116) ‘In the dishevelled moments when one's neither awake nor asleep they will have felt inexplicably happy.’
  • 117) ‘I think about the time difference - they're now asleep and won't be awake until I'm asleep.’
  • 118) ‘I was still half asleep but I was awake enough to hear the reproach in the nurse's voice and I interpreted it as her suggesting I had neglected Gerald.’
  • 119) ‘Catherine was awake, half asleep, walking down her boss' hall.’
  • 120) ‘She looked and saw that Isaac was asleep and Jack was awake.’
  • 121) ‘All of these effects are well known and may occur when one's consciousness shifts into a state between being fully asleep and fully awake.’
  • 122) ‘Lisa couldn't fall asleep so she stayed awake and studied him, praying he would find his way out of the maze of lies he'd created for himself.’
  • 123) ‘He knew that, without even looking - which he did anyway - just like he used to know when Spencer was awake or asleep.’
  • 124) ‘This applies especially to my inability to distinguish between being asleep and being awake.’
  • 125) ‘In the beginning the contrast between being awake and being asleep is great; it feels like the clouds have the upper hand.’
  • 126) ‘She looked about her and saw that Ron and James, though looking asleep were awake, softly whispering to each other.’
  • 127) ‘More severely affected children hyperventilate both awake and asleep.’
  • 128) ‘I've been lying awake nights wondering what it all means.’
  • 129) ‘As a hotelier, he feels corporates must be alive and awake to the social and environmental problems plaguing the nation.’
  • 130) ‘Nothing had been heard like it, then all of a sudden Hollywood was alive and awake to widescreen pictures.’
  • 131) ‘O God, keep us alert to the opportunities to serve and awake to the promise that ‘we are your disciples if we love one another.’’
  • 132) ‘People are more awake to political stuff, whereas you couldn't say that about Americans 10 years ago.’
  • 133) ‘He was awake to this reflection on his colleague.’
  • 134) ‘Howard is well awake to those instincts and worked the media carefully to make a trickle of boatpeople look like the Mongol hordes were coming for us.’
  • 135) ‘That means partly giving understanding but also making people awake to the excitement of it all.’
  • 136) ‘I think the whole Tasmanian community and, Mr Speaker, the whole Australian community indeed, is awake to what he's about.’
  • 137) ‘His supporters as a group are each more empowered and awake to a new set of political choices and political responsibilities and power in their daily lives than he as one man could ever be.’
  • 138) ‘The problem for the government is that they've employed such tactics so often and so transparently that people are awake to their cynical ploys, their partisan purpose.’
  • 139) ‘Well, Larry, long-range effects on this is that now the Indian Ocean is awake, or that entire area is awake to the fact that it's possible.’
  • 140) ‘And he is always aware of the presence of the Otherworld that lives not beyond but within the natural world, and always awake to its mysterious pull.’
  • 141) ‘As a spoken word poet, I ask myself: Are we awake to the inherent needs of each other?’
  • 142) ‘I can't yet see an uprising in the Australian people regarding this - are they awake to what is happening?’
  • 143) ‘But only if they are awake to the threat posed by the underdogs.’
  • 144) ‘Congratulations to them for being awake to the needs of the province.’
  • 145) ‘Now we awake to the nightmare that tens of millions of faraway innocents live every moment.’
  • 146) ‘What he is really awake to, however, is the opportunity he has here.’

Examples

  • 1) How often do you wake up to stained glass windows?
  • 2) Imagine her shock when she wakes to find her hero looming over her.
  • 3) You were waking up each morning not knowing what was going to hit you.
  • 4) People can wake at night if they go to bed hungry so it could disrupt sleep.
  • 5) But things have been a lot better in the wake of the crisis than they might have been.
  • 6) Everyone gets put to sleep, then wakes up when they arrive.
  • 7) Leave them to sleep quietly and wake slowly, to soothe themselves with softly waving reflections and shadows of trees on the ceiling?
  • 8) Would I wake up one day and have wrinkles?
  • 9) It's a strange thing, waking up single again after such a long time.
  • 10) She says: 'I once woke up with them right in my face!
  • 11) It is not often that you wake up to find yourself infamous.
  • 12) She recalled waking up after sleeping amid the fumes.
  • 13) It has attempted to act swiftly in the wake of the scandal.
  • 14) What causes you to wake up before dawn with a new idea spinning in your mind?
  • 15) One night he woke up to find the marital bed deserted.
  • 16) He said he had woken to find him there as cops arrived.
  • 17) To step out of the wood back to the boat was like waking from a dream.
  • 18) It tends to be in the wake of a crisis in a relationship.
  • 19) Your body needs to wake up slowly and with huge consideration.
  • 20) Patients are usually woken after two weeks.
  • 21) It was more reminiscent of a funeral wake.
  • 22) He arrived to find them holding a wake.
  • 23) We need to talk sometimes to wake ourselves up and that is what we have done.
  • 24) She woke up one morning and there was one on her bed.
  • 25) They leave in their wake a rich scent of aftershave and recently pressed tailoring.
  • 26) You can be fast asleep all night and still wake up tense and sore.
  • 27) They are said to have been asleep in a downstairs room before being woken by a fire alarm.
  • 28) He closed his eyes and against his will his last waking thought was of violet eyes staring into his.
  • 29) He wakes often in the night and before he lost the power of speech he would call out for her constantly.
  • 30) It seemed to "sleep in the winter and wake again each spring '.
  • 31) She said: 'I woke up in the morning.
  • 32) ‘I woke up on Tuesday morning after a few hours fitful sleep and went back to the hospital.’
  • 33) ‘Debbie was still asleep so I decided to try and go back to sleep until she woke up.’
  • 34) ‘A little voice in her head woke her up this is not how you're going to start the New Year is it?’
  • 35) ‘He wakes his comrade, who stirs and stolidly puts on his boots, army shirt, cap, gun.’
  • 36) ‘When I woke up an hour later the rain had stopped, it was a glorious sunny day and mist was rising off the lake.’
  • 37) ‘By Wednesday morning most of the region woke up to Christmas card scenes with several inches of snow.’
  • 38) ‘I woke up my two children who were sleeping at the time and went outside.’
  • 39) ‘The single mum-of-three never knows if she will wake up to yet more damage and destruction on her doorstep.’
  • 40) ‘It's one of the two puzzling questions that I woke up to this morning.’
  • 41) ‘Jenny was afraid that Adam's raised voice would wake the children.’
  • 42) ‘It is one night of tenderness with his dream girl Goldie that largely fuels the story, especially when he wakes the following morning to find her dead.’
  • 43) ‘Neighbours woken by her screams tried to save the girls, but were driven back by the intense heat.’
  • 44) ‘Wednesday morning, I woke up at 4am with a knot in my stomach.’
  • 45) ‘I wake up at 5am and lie there, pretending I am going to go back to sleep.’
  • 46) ‘One of the most famous ghost sightings was by a six-year-old girl woken by scratching noises.’
  • 47) ‘She wakes from a coma a few days later to learn the awful truth.’
  • 48) ‘Many students attend classes in split shifts, which forces them to wake at dawn.’
  • 49) ‘Georgia rolled over, waking slowly from a nice dream.’
  • 50) ‘I woke at dawn to the sun winking through the window of my room.’
  • 51) ‘I got woken at 5am by the window rattling.’
  • 52) ‘I also hope now more than I ever did during my life that people wake up to what a barbaric punishment this is.’
  • 53) ‘And the thing is, just occasionally, you wake up to how bizarre your own life is.’
  • 54) ‘South Africans are waking up to the reality of child rape and sexual abuse.’
  • 55) ‘The Celtic Tiger boom has levelled off and we have to wake up to that reality, he added.’
  • 56) ‘The dirty deal was done before anyone at the Hungarian FA woke up to what was going on.’
  • 57) ‘People are waking up finally to the reality that the game has changed.’
  • 58) ‘So, instead of going around with our eyes shut hoping the problem will go away why don't we all wake up to what's going on around us.’
  • 59) ‘It is time for British politics - the labour movement above all - to wake up to what is being done in our name.’
  • 60) ‘Dare we keep our fingers crossed that people are waking up to what a hollow man he is?’
  • 61) ‘He said that by the time people woke up to what was being planned the time for consultation had passed.’
  • 62) ‘Honestly, these things are probably loud enough to wake the dead.’
  • 63) ‘One by one as we scurried them towards the tow-line and began to lever them into harness, they raised their muzzles and let out a yowl to wake the dead.’
  • 64) ‘My snores were, by all accounts, loud enough to wake the dead.’
  • 65) ‘These things woke memories of my past experiences.’
  • 66) ‘Bodies in the United States are usually kept in the funeral homes till the wake is done.’
  • 67) ‘Any breach of the rule was to result in a withdrawal by the clergy of their services at the wake and funeral.’
  • 68) ‘A death in the Creole community is observed with an evening wake in the family's home.’
  • 69) ‘First, a wake was held at a funeral home in Sherman Oaks, with his body on display in an open casket.’
  • 70) ‘The most important Catholic rituals are baptism and the wake, followed by a funeral mass.’
  • 71) ‘When my mother died, the young pastor at St. Paul's wouldn't lead a rosary at the wake.’
  • 72) ‘A testament to the high respect in which he was held was seen in the large attendance at his wake, removal and burial.’
  • 73) ‘For instance, Catholics hold funeral wakes on the first and eighth nights after a person's death.’
  • 74) ‘Indeed, even the pitch invasion at the final whistle seemed more like a wake than a party and soon evaporated into memory.’
  • 75) ‘After announcement of a death, a wake is held for friends and family.’
  • 76) ‘After the wake, a morning funeral was held, complete with a mass in church, and then the body was taken to the cemetery for burial.’
  • 77) ‘Still, one could say that all wakes are formulaic, rituals being a most popular and apparently effective means to deal with death.’
  • 78) ‘You play cards or mahjong and drink beer at funeral wakes.’
  • 79) ‘I have to go to a wake tonight and a funeral tomorrow.’
  • 80) ‘These require the isolation of the corpse, prohibit the holding of wakes over the body, and permit doctors to prevent the removal of a body from hospital.’
  • 81) ‘He could cry at Christenings, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, wakes.’
  • 82) ‘Funerals and all-night wakes, called ‘sit-ups,’ are important social occasions.’
  • 83) ‘But the undertaker, by some misunderstanding, took the man's remains to the house of the woman's friends, where a wake was held.’
  • 84) ‘Anger mounted throughout the next day, as residents, family friends and young people placed wreaths and cards on the tree and conducted a midday wake and vigil at the site.’
  • 85) ‘This we use in times of sadness and happiness, for wakes and weddings.’
  • 86) ‘They offered to help and they organised the wake after the funeral.’
  • 87) ‘It is believed the bar had hosted a funeral wake on Friday, but it was not yet known if the victim was connected to the event.’
  • 88) ‘After the funeral comes the wake, the time for contemplation as the past releases its grip.’
  • 89) ‘Hospitality was associated with both of these elements as they unfolded in the course of the wake in Ireland.’
  • 90) ‘The woman is over here from Ireland for the wake, she explains, and she just had to come over and talk.’
  • 91) ‘Now, after 343 of them perished in the terrorist attacks, there are just too many funerals, wakes and memorial services to get round them all.’
  • 92) ‘This liberal provision of hospitality and other outlays made the wake and funeral a costly business, according to the Revd Neligan.’
  • 93) ‘This village had experienced a particularly bloody massacre when Renamo rebels killed 42 people in cold blood at a funeral wake.’
  • 94) ‘The custom of providing hospitality at wakes or funerals is well documented for the seventeenth century.’
  • 95) ‘Both wakes and funerals for Peter and Martin were attended by some of the largest crowds ever seen at funeral services in the Bronx and Yonkers.’
  • 96) ‘Lively wakes are held after Polish funerals, with toasts and tributes to the deceased.’
  • 97) ‘His funeral took place yesterday, with a wake in the pub.’
  • 98) ‘Shocked regulars are holding a wake for him at the pub after his funeral service at Southend Crematorium next Tuesday.’
  • 99) ‘I've turned up too late for the funeral, but at least I can enjoy the wake.’
  • 100) ‘We celebrate the final episode of a beloved sitcom as if it were a wake for an old friend.’
  • 101) ‘The body is left in the church overnight and the traditional wake held after the vigil in the church hall or an adjoining room.’
  • 102) ‘After his funeral on Wednesday, family and friends attended his wake at the Moorings function room, behind the Anchor pub.’
  • 103) ‘Two Irish ladies were at the wake for their dear friend.’
  • 104) ‘It's not unlike the Irish wake or the Jewish shiva - designed not merely to comfort the bereaved but to celebrate the triumph of life.’
  • 105) ‘The head teacher's farewell after 23 years in post, the golf club dinner, the police ball, wakes and weddings - they could only take place in the Royal, the hub of the town.’
  • 106) ‘Statutory Bank Holidays belong to the same tradition as the old northern wakes weeks.’
  • 107) ‘For that to work in Lancashire, all schools would need to take the same holidays - meaning an end to the wakes weeks holidays in Burnley and Pendle.’
  • 108) ‘Many parents said they would still have to take their children on holiday in wakes weeks.’
  • 109) ‘The Glamorgan gentry patronized the boisterous village wakes, and even established new ones in communities which lacked them.’
  • 110) ‘The reason given for this crash was that the aircraft flew into the wake of another aircraft, and the pilot lost control of it.’
  • 111) ‘Whether it's cruising through a wake or throwing an anchor, according to him I do it all wrong.’
  • 112) ‘The speedboat kicked up a huge wave of water in its wake.’
  • 113) ‘What effect does this asymmetrical function of the dorsal and ventral tail lobes have on patterns of water flow in the wake?’
  • 114) ‘We picked up the first Mk-25 at a quarter-mile and then got a visual on the ship's wake.’
  • 115) ‘Torpedoes powered by compressed air left a telltale wake in the water and gave a warning to a target.’
  • 116) ‘If you begin to see mud or floating grass blades in your wake, slow down and find deeper water.’
  • 117) ‘Such shockwaves are a bit like the wake of a ship travelling across the ocean.’
  • 118) ‘Even the ground over which a tank has driven shows where the track pressure has warmed it, like the wake of a ship.’
  • 119) ‘Next morning the sea is oily smooth, broken only by the wake of passing ships.’
  • 120) ‘It notes that every aircraft generates a wake while in flight.’
  • 121) ‘She watches her father's departure by ship from a rowboat that is nearly swamped in the ship's wake.’
  • 122) ‘wake turbulence happens when we pass through the wake of another aircraft, similar to when a boat passes through the wake of another vessel.’
  • 123) ‘When we motor into the channel, however, I can't help noticing that the mooring buoy is trailing a foaming wake as the outgoing tide thunders past the boat.’
  • 124) ‘Black water was seen in the ship's wake after the bombs exploded, proof the submarine was doomed.’
  • 125) ‘As we passed overhead, the glare of the moonlight on the water receded, and with our goggles, we could see a wake behind the ship.’
  • 126) ‘Pilots can avoid wake turbulence by allowing greater distance behind the heavy aircraft and their own, or by delaying takeoff for a few minutes.’
  • 127) ‘Franklin had noticed that the wake of one ship he saw was particularly smooth, and was told that the cooks had probably just discharged greasy water through the scuppers.’
  • 128) ‘The pilot gets into a small bit of leftover wake turbulence, the rental aircraft wobbles just before touchdown and a wingtip catches the runway.’
  • 129) ‘All aircraft produce wake turbulence - spirals of air that trail from the wingtips that can be a particular hazard when smaller aircraft follow a larger plane.’

Examples

  • 1) Even when the sun slipped behind the trees, they didn't waken.
  • 2) The matter was urgent and he crept out, trying not to make the sort of noise which would waken fellow guests.
  • 3) Thus a South Slavonian housebreaker sometimes begins operations by throwing a dead man’s bone over the house, saying, with pungent sarcasm, “As this bone may waken, so may these people waken”; after that not a soul in the house can keep his or her eyes open.
  • 4) Some day I shall waken from a supposed hour's lingering here and find myself an old man with white hair and ragged coat, as in that fairy tale we read the other night.
  • 5) Words have great benefit when they are used to shake and waken ourselves, but they can also lead us off track.
  • 6) So, the past nine years the war with Muslims has achieved nothing for the U.S., except for it has waken up the Muslims for Islam.
  • 7) Because at night he could put them on deck and sleep without watching guard, so that if "savages" stole onto his decks at night, their shouts of pain when they stepped on the tacks would waken him.
  • 8) She hopes to waken the black dragon and merge with it, like Momoka has merged with a dragon.
  • 9) We must waken, Muske-Dukes admonishes, to our need to empathize, to overcome our great human tendency to forget, to distance, to protect ourselves from the conditions of others, to things happening elsewhere, something that is perhaps most dangerously possible in language.
  • 10) Beau doesn't just waken her physical desires; he also awakens her desire to sing the blues.
  • 11) ‘Acute myocardial infarctions have a peak incidence in the first few hours after wakening, suggesting that they may be triggered by abrupt changes in psychological and behavioural status.’
  • 12) ‘At 3.25 am the male occupant of a house in Greenpark Villa, Rostrevor was wakened by a man demanding money.’
  • 13) ‘Georgie quietly moans, stirs, then wakens with a gasp.’
  • 14) ‘I felt, of course, as if she had sat by my bedside and wakened me in time for the anniversary just as I'd sat by her bedside a year ago, unable to bring her out of that last sleep.’
  • 15) ‘At 3.30 am they were wakened by the sound of sledgehammers smashing open the double-locked front door.’
  • 16) ‘It might not be the famine of biblical proportions which decimated the country in 1984 and which wakened a disbelieving world to the plight of the Ethiopians but unless something is done it is a disaster in the making.’
  • 17) ‘In my forties, I go to sleep at night, and upon wakening, I find that a month has passed.’
  • 18) ‘If I hadn't wakened and it had got up to the roof the whole house could have been burned.’
  • 19) ‘But I started to resent my Mom, expecting her to go away and expecting to be wakened with the sound of breaking glass.’
  • 20) ‘His alarm clock had failed, and he had not wakened until 9.10 am, ten minutes later than the time he was due to start work.’
  • 21) ‘It has wakened memories and bought it all back and I think it would have been emotionally a bit distressing to have gone.’
  • 22) ‘The owner of one house was wakened in the early hours of Saturday morning by the flames and thankfully was able to raise the alarm and extinguish the fires.’
  • 23) ‘Next morning Lambie wakened in the same ‘canary-yellow Pringle jumper,’ but torn and with scratches on his face, victim of an apparent mugging.’
  • 24) ‘Rob Atkinson, head of the society's wildlife department, said the warmer weather had wakened snakes after a period of inactivity similar to hibernation, and some ventured into rural gardens.’
  • 25) ‘At 3am on Wednesday morning residents were wakened by the loud noises of thieves pulling the ATM out of the wall with a JCB stolen from a building site.’
  • 26) ‘Summer is coming, the temperature is rising, and before you have even fully wakened, your body has already started to feel the heat and humidity.’
  • 27) ‘Your fruits and flowers, your birds, your tree frogs wakening me every night, man I have to return just for that!’
  • 28) ‘As we move ever closer to November, the weather is switching to a uniform foggy grey that wakens memories of my time in Lincolnshire back in the very early sixties.’
  • 29) ‘With the light nights starting to return, toads across the area are wakening from hibernation to make the journey back to where they were born - to breed.’
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