Then his eyes chanced to meet hers across the narrow table, and instantly the gentleman within him reawoke to life.
It reawoke in him an inclination to speculation and experiment.
This was Heidi's great sorrow, which reawoke each time she thought about the darkness.
The presence of Danton in the hall of the Jacobins reawoke, re-excited the people.
And, suddenly, all her former bitterness against him reawoke; she wished to scold, to reproach him.
But soon those passions, which you had had the art to lull to sleep, reawoke in my being; it was impossible for me to resist them.
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).