He hurried back with all speed to his high home in the clouds, for he feared that Juno might waken and find out what he had done.
Barber closed the hall door at his back—gently, so as not to waken his father.
Photogen slept, and slept; and Nycteris sat motionless lest she should waken him, and so betray him to his fear.
One of us will keep watch till midnight, and then waken the other.'
They waken the Juliets just a moment too late to save the Romeos and themselves.
You'll waken all the Ground Squirrels in the neighborhood if you're so noisy.
Nor did she waken until the sun was high in the sky and the bustle of the busy city floated up through the open window.
But it was so hard to waken him up that Jims seldom attempted it.
Who would not waken to hear it, however sweet his morning slumbers might be to him?
She would like it, grandfather, and we can waken you if you fall asleep.
"to become awake," Old English wæcnan, wæcnian "to rise, spring," from the same source as wake (v.). Figurative sense was in Old English. Transitive sense of "to arouse (someone or something) from sleep" is recorded from c.1200. Related: Wakened; wakening.