Twelve hours after the ship left Cozumel, at about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Shanars awoke with a start.
I awoke in mid-air, as the shock wave hurled me against the bedroom's far wall.
Affleck revealed that it was hearing first-hand stories that awoke him to the “moral obligation” of intervening.
Someof the injured were being detained right after they awoke from anesthesia.
Three days later, I awoke with an idea of how I might give them my voice.
When he awoke, he found that the room was in darkness; it must have been night for several hours.
And suddenly, just as she awoke, it rushed upon her when and how she had heard of Anegay.
Upon the Sunday of Pedro's great bullfight, Carmen awoke early.
When he awoke these terrifying sounds were already more subdued.
When he awoke it was morning, and all the apples were gone from the tree.
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).