[ US /əˈweɪk/ ]
[ UK /ɐwˈe‍ɪk/ ]
  1. mentally perceptive and responsive
    was now awake to the reality of his predicament
    alert to the problems
    an alert mind
    awake to the dangers of her situation
    alive to what is going on
  2. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
    still not fully awake
    lay awake thinking about his new job
  1. stop sleeping
    She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
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How To Use awake In A Sentence

  • 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. Undefined
  • 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.
  • She works days as a chambermaid at a local hotel and at night lies awake fearing the sound of his tread.
  • The fall in popularity of the death's head and the subsequent prevalence of the cherub was a reflection of the Great Awakening and the belief in the immortality of the soul: "Cherubs reflect a stress on resurrection, while death's heads emphasize the mortality of man. Headstones for Dummies, the New York Edition
  • Hassan in frequently going to sleep in one town, to awake in another far distant, but without the benighted Oriental's surprise at the transfer, the afrit who performed this prodigy being a steam-engine, and the magician it obeyed the human mind. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873
  • Claudia came awake slowly.
  • Until you awaken this feeling, you should not expect the affirmation to work.
  • This magnificent bit of luck, the finding of the calisaya, awakened in the susceptible bosom of Mr. Marcoy an ardent desire to explore for himself the site of its discovery. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873
  • Every morning he would be up before sunrise raring to go, throwing clods of earth at the windows of staff to awaken them.
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