asleep vs awake

asleep

Definitions

adjective

  1. lacking sensation
  2. in a state of sleep
  3. dead

adverb

  1. in the sleep of death
  2. into a sleeping state

Examples

While in a state of mesmeric sleep, he said that, yes, he was asleep but would rather sleep more soundly.

He's still asleep, I suppose, though he often wakes me with his morning declamations.

He was asleep on the window, looking angelic as the moonlight shone in, making his skin a smooth pale lucid colour.

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awake

Definitions

adjective

  1. mentally perceptive and responsive
  2. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

verb

  1. stop sleeping

Examples

The difficulties of the next year or two will, no doubt, reawaken the pro-euro lobby.

Here's the good news: When you bring what I call unconditional presence to the trance of fear, you create the foundation for true spiritual awakening.

He pulled himself up and stumbled to the bathroom, where he turned on the cold tap and collapsed at the bottom of the shower, barely awake.

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