awake this morning to a new villain in the global financial meltdown.
Eighty-nine percent occurred when the person was awake, rather than dreaming or dozing.
Our cars will chide us if we tailgate and watch us as we drive and jolt us awake if are distracted or drifting off to sleep.
For him that would be the 1990s, “where we had not too much danger but enough to keep us awake.”
The ghoul that keeps Putin awake at night is a Ukrainian Cossack.
I stood waiting with the full pitcher in my hand till she should awake.
Mother must be awake now; and she'll punish me if I go back.
Only the young Franciscan, silent and motionless just now at the feast, awake still.
Diana did not speak, or betray by any movement that she was awake.
Thus does every hacienda throughout Yucatan awake to its day's work.
a merger of two Middle English verbs: 1. awaken, from Old English awæcnan (earlier onwæcnan; strong, past tense awoc, past participle awacen) "to awake, arise, originate," from a "on" + wacan "to arise, become awake" (see wake (v.)); and 2. awakien, from Old English awacian (weak, past participle awacode) "to awaken, revive; arise; originate, spring from," from a "on" (see a (2)) + wacian "to be awake, remain awake, watch" (see watch (v.)).
Both originally were intransitive only; the transitive sense being expressed by Middle English awecchen (from Old English aweccan) until later Middle English. In Modern English, the tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense and past participle (awoke, awoken) to the original intransitive sense and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete (see wake (v.); also cf. awaken).
"not asleep," c.1300, shortened from awaken, past participle of Old English awæcnan (see awaken).