[ wey-kuh-ning ]
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  1. Scots Law. a revival of a legal action or the process by which this is done.

Origin of wakening

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at waken, -ing1

Other words from wakening

  • un·wak·en·ing, adjective

Words Nearby wakening

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How to use wakening in a sentence

  • He crawled in and secured the tin without wakening her and as much firewood as he wanted.

    The Beach of Dreams | H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • wakening before the others, Raven went to the creek and made three pairs of fishes: sticklebacks, graylings, and blackfish.

    A Treasury of Eskimo Tales | Clara Kern Bayliss
  • She dared not call, for fear of wakening her grandfather: but she very much wanted a flowering orange branch.

    The Hour and the Man | Harriet Martineau
  • Like a crashing blare of static across the neural band, her wakening mind burst into sudden telepathic activity.

    The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • Aroused from dreams of thee, my wakening soul takes its last flight to thy feet.

    "Unto Caesar" | Baroness Emmuska Orczy