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[ woh-kuhn ]


  1. a past participle of wake 1.


/ ˈwəʊkən /


  1. See wake
    a past participle of wake 1

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Example Sentences

Cuomo said that passengers were woken up about an hour into the flight when the aircraft began to bounce.

It is the moment when we are woken from our routine lives by a whisper or explosion, either of which demands ‘Why?’

She kept resisting the command only to be woken up by it yet again.

Emanuel recalls reading to his children and falling asleep before they did, only to be woken by a late night phone call.

For a brief moment during the 2011–12 protests it seemed as if Navalny had woken Moscow up.

She was the Sleeping Beauty in the wood, who had woken up and remembered nothing, and could never recover from the long trance.

The French of the Renaissance were woken suddenly, but as they started they recognized the face and the hand of the awakener.

As he lay he heard again the noise which had woken him—the trotting of several horses, and the voices of men riding by the house.

Old Mrs. Paley, having woken hungry but without her spectacles, was summoning her maid to find the biscuit-box.

The latter had to keep a light burning and was woken several times in the night by John, who could not sleep.


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