awoke


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a·woke

 (ə-wōk′)
v.
A past tense of awake.
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awoke

(əˈwəʊk)
vb
a past tense or (now rare or dialectal) past participle of awake
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a•wake

(əˈweɪk)

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; see a-, wake]
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When Edna awoke it was with the conviction that she had slept long and soundly.
It seemed to her that she awoke after sleeping some hours, and found Jeremiah not yet abed.
He awoke kicking the offended foot, and gazed at the cockroach that did not scuttle, but that walked dignifiedly away.
Whether he is better or worse off there where he awoke after his death, whether he was disappointed or found there what he expected, we shall all soon learn.
At about eight o'clock I awoke from sleep (you know, my beloved one, that I always like to sleep for a short hour after my work is done)--I awoke, I say, and, lighting a candle, prepared my paper to write, and trimmed my pen.
"That may well be," said the young girl, "for it has many a time happened to me to dream that I was falling down from a tower and never coming to the ground, and when I awoke from the dream to find myself as weak and shaken as if I had really fallen."
But when Cornelius awoke next morning, a beam of the morning sun was playing about those iron bars; pigeons were hovering about with outspread wings, whilst others were lovingly cooing on the roof or near the still closed window.
But in vain did the two eldest mount guard in the church with their guns; as soon as the bird appeared high above their heads, sleep overpowered them, and they only awoke to hear the windows crashing in.