Now half-awake, we need all the help we can get in understanding our situation.
Just then the door behind her opened, and Paulina, her eyes still but half-awake, peeped out.
This was from George Warren, whose voice denoted that he was only about half-awake.
The mind gets into a half-awake, half-sleepy state, which hinders it from obtaining sound slumber when bedtime comes.
She was simply quiescent and passive, like a little child only half-awake.
Round every corner and shooting along every street, taxis and motors were speeding, driven by half-awake chauffeurs.
half-awake, half-asleep, the days on shipboard go by as in a dream, and you gladly welcome back restored health.
The greater part of the night passed in that half-awake senile slumber.
For a long time she had been half-awake, ever since the vehicle had stopped, which must have been ages and ages ago.
The clerk dozed, half-awake, trying to make up his mind whether the noise he had heard above called for an investigation or not.
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).