Origin of wide-awake
Related formswide-a·wake·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for wide-awake
This portion seems more of the shape, if shape it has, of a wide-awake hat, with the crown a little depressed.
The Imp was wide-awake on the instant, and so were Dale and Harry, who were sleeping close by.The Putnam Hall Rivals|Arthur M. Winfield
A rough-looking man stood, in a wide-awake hat, close against the door there.The Story of Charles Strange, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Mrs. Henry Wood
A wide-awake sentinel is always posted in a commanding position to give warning should an enemy approach.The Pearl of India|Maturin M. Ballou
No one was in uniform—at least, not in military uniform; all wore light shooting-coats and wide-awake hats, covered with turbans.Wanderings in India|John Lang