[ uh-wohk ]
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  1. a simple past tense and past participle of awake.

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How to use awoke in a sentence

  • The hot sun beat down upon the streets and houses, but awoke no life.

  • When Tom Brown awoke, late in the day, he found Mafuta sitting at his feet with a broad grin on his dusky countenance.

    Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
  • After a tour of four months he reported he had always thought of his watch the moment he awoke.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • After this he awoke much refreshed, and having obtained some rice from the native chief, ate a little with relish.

    Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
  • Edna was sobbing, just as she had wept one midnight at Grand Isle when strange, new voices awoke in her.

British Dictionary definitions for awoke


/ (əˈwəʊk) /

  1. a past tense or (now rare or dialectal) past participle of awake

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