[ UK /wˈeɪkfəl/ ]
(of sleep) easily disturbed
in a light doze
a light sleeper
a restless wakeful night
marked by full consciousness or alertness
worked every moment of my waking hours
carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
a policy of open-eyed awareness
the vigilant eye of the town watch
a watchful parent with a toddler in tow
there was a watchful dignity in the room
How To Use wakeful In A Sentence
- Tired after two performances that day, she began to drift between sleep and wakefulness.
- The wriggle brought Shawn into a half wakeful state and he groggily inhaled a faintly flowery scent.
- Roland felt wakeful and misplaced, as though he was in an art gallery or a surgeon's waiting-room.
- They can treat their time away as a temporary break from reality, like a dreamworld where whatever happened stayed in the dream, not following them into the realities of wakefulness.
- One can read several wakeful nights recorded in her face.
- Cragg used it as a rendezvous or workshop and visited it stealthily on his "wakeful" nights. Mary Louise in the Country
- Fergus and I, after having lain awake for a considerable time, taking it for granted that they had given up all intention of attacking the house, at length fell into a kind of wakeful doze from which we were at once aroused by a loud knocking at the hall-door. The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two
- “No peaceful sleep, Domnuathi, but a wakeful eternity in the deepest pits of Annwn.” Earl of Durkness
- You might call it a dreamscape, but they say no, it's "crepuscular" - it's the slippery moment just after you wake up, between sleep and wakefulness. NPR Topics: News
- All of which makes, of course, for a heady mix: the world groaning into wakefulness, the ice splitting, the tubers stirring, and the whole cosmic rhythm incorporated into a scene of priests solemnifying the return of the light of the world. BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES