verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of awaken
OTHER WORDS FROM awakena·wak·en·a·ble, adjectivea·wak·en·er, nounre·a·wak·en, verbwell-a·wak·ened, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for awaken
It should be noted that awakening the nation to the requirement for this new level of representation is indeed a national concern.The culture is ailing. It’s time for a Dr. Fauci for the arts.|Peter Marks|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
S&P 500 at the end of 2021Stocks will keep climbing as new vaccines gradually awaken more industries from their pandemic-induced comas.Crystal Ball 2021: Predictions for the economy, politics, technology, and more|lbelanger225|December 1, 2020|Fortune
He dreams of a fire breaking out and finds that fire is real when he awakens—and that he has an odd, painful wound on his ankle.Mortal’s brooding take on Thor is the antithesis to Marvel’s incarnation|Jennifer Ouellette|November 9, 2020|Ars Technica
More than 1 in 5 Americans say they’ve seen or experienced a ghost, and some self-isolating during the pandemic have claimed their own house spectres have awakened them, shaken their windows or even found long-lost items for them.
She would go on to become a law professor and a well-known women’s rights activist attorney — but it was a trip to Sweden that awakened the feminist in RBG.
I get lifted by yearning, as if I were going to melt into him again, then I awaken to reality and seek to quiet my feelings.“I hear Gore’s voice and I want so much to be with him”|Anaïs Nin|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Half a year earlier, he presciently said Sunnis had begun to “awaken” (his word) in Anbar Province.
Zionism hardly resolved my problems of modern Jewish identity, but it did awaken my pride in peoplehood.
The New York Times has only recently begun to awaken from its 10-year slumber.Ethnic Spying Scandal Swells As Ray Kelly’s NYPD Oversteps Its Bounds|Leonard Levitt|February 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We need artists and filmmakers to awaken America to the disaster ahead.
A ray of Consciousness is passed over that impression and you re-read it, you re-awaken the record.
If you are thinking of making an Abstract of a particular book, awaken the utmost interest in regard to it before you begin.
Whereas her first impulse had been to awaken someone, preferably Sir Lucien, now her sole desire was to escape undetected.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Paula had announced her intention of visiting her children in the course of the afternoon; she would hardly awaken for luncheon.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Nor was Mr. Bumbles gloom the only thing calculated to awaken a pleasing melancholy in the bosom of a spectator.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens