awaking the next day, it hardly matters to my life that another victory will have to await next season.
Then she fell asleep, awaking towards evening to find Bompard at the cave mouth telling her that supper was ready.
When I have been awaking at night, it has not been far from my thoughts.
And yet a cry from Andree suddenly set Valentine erect, awaking to the reality of her position.
On his awaking, they gave him a packet which had been brought from the minister of war.
Then suddenly Jerome, with no stir of awaking, opened his eyes and looked at her.
As I have said, the newspapers have been a vital element in awaking the public.
At the same time the home government was awaking to the fact that the colonies were not under strict control.
At the first sign of his awaking she was on her feet with her hand upon the bell.
So natural was her awaking that she did not realize that she had been asleep at all.
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).