But there are signs that the grassroots operation is reawakening in a big way.
The reawakening of the religious spirit simultaneously with the growth of Socialist parties is no mere chance.
According to this same theory the reawakening of an older impression is an ecphory.
After a state has once been excited, it gets the power of reawakening other states which have accompanied it or followed it.
I have seen signs of the reawakening of greed, of selfishness.
But the new voice was stilled into nothingness by the shrill, reawakening falsetto.
Before this, however, there were symptoms of the reawakening of a dormant idea.
From Halle streams of the new life flowed out until there were traces of reawakening throughout Europe.
The reawakening of his old life in him was strange and slow.
All the modern sciences and all the modern arts had their reawakening with the seventeenth century.
Old English awæcnan (intransitive), "to spring into being, arise, originate," also, less often, "to wake up;" earlier onwæcnan, from a- (1) "on" + wæcnan (see waken). Transitive meaning "to rouse from sleep" is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of "to stir up, rouse to activity" is from c.1600.
Originally strong declension (past tense awoc, past participle awacen), already in Old English it was confused with awake (v.) and a weak past tense awæcnede (modern awakened) emerged and has since become the accepted form, with awoke and awoken transferred to awake. Subtle shades of distinction determine the use of awake or awaken in modern English. Related: Awakening.