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Definitions of awake

  1. not unconscious; especially having become conscious; " the patient is now awake and alert"
  2. ( usually followed by ` to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; " alert to the problems"; " alive to what is going on"; " awake to the dangers of her situation"; " was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
  3. stop sleeping; " She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  4. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; " lay awake thinking about his new job"; " still not fully awake"
  5. To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.
  6. 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; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
  7. 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.
  8. Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.
  9. To arouse from sleep, or from any state resembling sleep; put into action; to infuse new life into.
  10. To cease to sleep; to rouse oneself; to become alert.
  11. Not sleeping; roused from sleep or inactivity; in a state of vigilance or action.
  12. Awoke, awaked.
  13. Awaking.
  14. To rouse from sleep: to rouse from a state of inaction.
  15. To cease sleeping: to rouse one's self:- pa. p. awaked' or awoke'.
  16. Not asleep: vigilant.
  17. Awaked or awoke.
  18. Awaked.
  19. Not sleeping.
  20. To arouse from sleep or inaction.
  21. To cease sleeping.
  22. To rouse, as from sleep; excite; arouse; wake; waken.
  23. To cease to sleep; become awake or alert.
  24. Not sleeping; in a state of vigilance or action.
  25. To rouse from sleep, or a state resembling it; to put into action or new life.
  26. To bestir; to rise; to waken or bestir out of sleep, or a state resembling it.
  27. To rouse from sleep; to infuse new life into.
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Usage examples for awake

  1. But the children were awake with the first light, and eagerly asking questions about the fire. – The Allis Family; or, Scenes of Western Life by American Sunday School Union
  2. Oh, I see: you were awake – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  3. None of them spoke; all three found it hard to keep awake – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  4. We must dress and escape from this house before that awful woman is awake – The Motor Maids by Rose, Shamrock and Thistle by Katherine Stokes
  5. Why had he not stayed awake – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  6. For in the one case, as in the other, we must accept on faith and trust what we are told when we awake – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  7. L'Abbaye was wide awake by this time. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  8. Bobby must have stayed awake an hour. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  9. I knew you would be awake and would bear with me, so I came down to you. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  10. " Well, you four little Bunkers that are still awake had better go to bed so you'll be able to eat breakfast as well as guess riddles to- morrow," laughed Mother Bunker. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  11. I lay awake all night long. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  12. Johnston put out his hand to touch Branasko, but the Alphian was awake – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  13. But there she found the nurse of Charles, who was awake – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  14. He went into his own room, where he found his wife still awake – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  15. Johnston was the first to awake – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  16. We'll have everybody in the house awake and it is too early. – The Corner House Girls at School by Grace Brooks Hill
  17. It'll never do to awake old Rose. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  18. Only my heart is awake – Tasting the Earth by Mona Gould
  19. Yer awake air ye? – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  20. Did not I lie awake all night for you? – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
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