lie awake

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Verb1.lie awake - lie without sleeping; "She was so worried, she lay awake all night long"
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
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26, you can think of me, and how I used to lie awake, listening to the stream rippling beneath the window, with its gentle harpsichord tinkle, and little by little letting slip the multifarious world.
But by and by Minerva came down from heaven in the likeness of a woman, and hovered over his head saying, "My poor unhappy man, why do you lie awake in this way?
But go to sleep; it is a very bad thing to lie awake all night, and you shall be out of your troubles before long."
I might even be genuinely touched, though probably I should grind my teeth at myself afterwards and lie awake at night with shame for months after.
Did I not lie awake a half of the night weeping because, during the other half, Grandfather Bayne had come to me in a dream, and standing by his portrait--young, too, and handsome as that--pointed to yours on the same wall?
Somehow she was sorry for him and did not want him to lie awake, so she leaned against the bed and began to stroke and pat his hand and sing a very low little chanting song in Hindustani.
As I lie awake in my bed Visions of you go around in my head You mean the world to me I just hope you will understand and see You are so gentle and kind A God-given find You are like a warm summer's breeze As towards me you move with ease It's with you That my love grew You made me come alive Like a busy bee in a hive I dream that one day we could be together For now and forever My feelings for you Are so true Being apart It breaks my heart I just suppose I will have to dream As I lie awake alone in my bedroom by Christopher Leggett, Toxteth New Dawning As time moves And one gets older Those cloudy days Seem that much colder Happy memories brought to mind Some to treasure Some less kind Time waits for no man It's true to say So let's be thankful For each new day.
Of course, you still don't get the benefit of them sleeping longer, because you lie awake anticipating that they'll wake up if you dare close your eyes.
We lie awake for almost five hours each week fretting about work, weight, the weather, lack of wi-fi and wiffy armpits.
Romero, who passed away this week at the age of 77, was one of the previous century's most significant American artists precisely because he cracked the thin crust of ideology and dived deeper inside, to the dark places where our most pernicious demons lie awake, waiting for us.
"I'm a strong person, but I would lie awake at night thinking about it and my hair fell out with the stress.
Grains of sand in the winds of time I LIE awake in bed at night worrying about the state the world is in.