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Origin of wide-awake
SYNONYMS FOR wide-awake
OTHER WORDS FROM wide-awakewide-a·wake·ness, noun
Words nearby wide-awake
Example sentences 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
British Dictionary definitions for wide-awake
adjective (wide awake when postpositive)
Derived forms of wide-awakewide-awakeness, noun
Idioms and Phrases with wide-awake
Fully awake; also, very alert. For example, He lay there, wide awake, unable to sleep, or She was wide awake to all the possibilities. The wide in this idiom alludes to the eyes being wide open. [Early 1800s]