Usage examples for wakeful

  1. Why did he have black wakeful hours in bed and have to drink himself to sleep? – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  2. The wakeful bed, the sudden sharp distress, The still recurring void of loneliness; The urgent prayer, the hope, the humble fear, Which seek beyond the grave that soul so dear,- These yet are thine, but thine to tell no more. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  3. Besides, his mother, who now had long wakeful periods in the daytime, might see him and ask unpleasant questions. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  4. " It keeps me wakeful longer," she whispered, with a glance at her mother from the corner of her eye. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  5. The girl was all right, she must be all right; why should she haunt his dreams, and keep him wakeful on his hard bed, when he had a long journey still before him? – The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas by Mary Gaunt
  6. Better a wakeful anger, and a wakeful conscience with it, than an anger sunk into indifference, and a sleeping dog of a conscience that will not bark. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  7. Recalling what had happened in my early life, and I did so generally as I lay in bed in my wakeful hours, I dictated to Mary as she found leisure. – The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825 by Gordon Sellar
  8. " Aurora," he suddenly said, wakeful as earlier, but without moving his heavy head or opening his eyes, " do you remember the first evening I ever saw you? – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  9. For a month or two, as she lay wakeful in her bed she would have thought of her dreams. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  10. And, in truth, this was a needful plan; for if one had stayed wakeful to keep a watch for the other, then had our sleep taken us double hours; and this thing might not be, else should our food be done, and we to be twice so long as need be, ere ever we did come unto the refuge of the Mighty Pyramid; and I utter wearied and anxious of the heart and spirit that I bring Mine Own soon unto the safety and glory of my Mighty Home, and so free from the Destruction that did hang above our two souls for ever in that Land, and the peril that did be everywhere, save in the Last Redoubt. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  11. Mr. Hayne, too, was having a wakeful night. – The Deserter by Charles King
  12. She noticed, however, that Agatha's candles had burned to their sockets, and inquired if Miss Redmond had been wakeful. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  13. For in these silent wakeful hours the mind Is strangely swift. – Among the Millet and Other Poems by Archibald Lampman
  14. She had taken counsel with her own heart, through many wakeful hours, and grown calm and still. – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  15. He did not set a guard to sit with wakeful eyes through the night in fear that the pledge was not true. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  16. And I was minded then that I would wash and bind up her feet; but yet was she so utter worn, that I did prefer that she sleep so soon as she might, and afterward, when she was come wakeful again, then should I take a proper heed of her feet. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  17. To others, especially to women whom he liked, he was considerate and courteous, but any assertion of social superiority aroused his wakeful independence. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  18. He withdrew, therefore, into his room- to lie pondering again for a wakeful while. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  19. To do the woman justice, she had been actuated, in her design of capturing Joseph Snowdon, at least as much by a wish to establish her daughter satisfactorily as by the ever- wakeful instinct which bade her seize whenever gain lay near her clutches. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  20. It's never kept me wakeful a night yet. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson