Awoken - definition of awoken by The Free Dictionary
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A past participle of awake
v. a•woke a•waked, a•woke a•waked a•wo•ken, a•wak•ing, v.t.
1. to rouse from sleep.
2. to make active or alert; rouse: It awoke his flagging interest. v.i.
3. to emerge from sleep.
4. to become active or alert.
5. to become conscious of something: finally awoke to the facts. adj.
6. waking; not sleeping.
7. vigilant; alert.
[before 1000; Old English awacen,
past participle of awæcnan;
References in classic literature
She too had just awoken
, and was now staring at the money on the table.
The sun was pouring through the barred window when he was awoken
by the entrance of a gigantic figure bearing food and drink.
Least of all does the maiden herself know it until the tone of a voice or the touch of a hand sets her heart thrilling within her, and she learns, with a mixture of pride and of fear, that a new and a larger nature has awoken