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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
half awake
▪ I was only half awake.
▪ The sound of the phone jerked me awake.
keep calm/awake/sane etc
▪ I was struggling to keep awake.
lie still/awake etc
▪ She would lie awake worrying.
▪ The sound of footsteps on the deck above her head brought her fully awake.
▪ I was fully awake, but kept seeing the snake slide over the log.
▪ She startled fully awake, alert.
▪ Meanwhile, the cognitive dissonance of the experience should shock any uniformitarian in the audience fully awake.
▪ Now fully awake, fright overcame her.
▪ His face fell and he began to sob as he came fully awake and remembered that even that was no longer true.
▪ She looked across to see if her father was still awake.
▪ So for those of you who are still awake, she comes from Montreal.
▪ She'd found the Man of her dreams, except she was still awake.
▪ Michelle was also still awake, uncurtained windows admitting the light of September's last moon.
▪ From somewhere in the lower regions of the house, laughter told Beth that Luther Reynolds was still awake.
▪ At four in the morning, in sheets clammy with sweat, she was still awake.
▪ Ellen was still awake, talking in the stateroom with Rickie, but everyone else seemed asleep.
▪ Adam sighed and switched off the light by the side of the desk so they wouldn't know he was still awake.
▪ In an instant Fabia was wide awake and, with a drumming heart, she put on the light.
▪ As the train slid slowly into Asansol station, Brother Mariadas, suddenly wide awake, shook me out of my reverie.
▪ The hedgehog caper had somehow affected his pattern of sleep and he was wide awake at six, with nowhere to go.
▪ After an hour, though still wide awake, I crimped the page and turned off the light.
▪ Bright green lizards were scuttling over a clump of tree-roots twice as tall as Alan, and he was wide awake.
▪ Miles and Evan are so wide awake, it is exhausting.
▪ When he came to bed, hours later it seemed, she was wide awake.
▪ Jack was wide awake, in his red silk pajamas and red silk robe.
wide open/awake/apart
▪ He sat with his legs wide apart.
▪ It was 3 a.m., but I was wide awake.
▪ The door was wide open when we got here.
▪ After an hour, though still wide awake, I crimped the page and turned off the light.
▪ But from what I gathered at the arts fair, the field is pretty wide open.
▪ My big worry is that the Monster will come wide awake and ruin things with its gross demands.
▪ The doors of the Conch cafe were wide open with no sign of Huong or Anna; they had probably evacuated.
▪ The main door stood wide open making a through draught.
▪ These are still very early days and the options are wide open.
▪ They were certainly the first means of crossing wide open spaces that are still vast and untamed, even today.
▪ Turning the corner into Polly's road, Jack noticed suddenly that the door to her house was wide open.
▪ "Are you awake, Lucy?" she whispered.
▪ Are you awake?
▪ Barely awake, we stumbled out of the tent to find ourselves in a foot of water.
▪ Ben lay awake, worrying about next day's exam.
▪ Ellen was determined to stay awake, despite the late hour.
▪ Gretchen wandered into the kitchen, only half awake and looking for coffee.
▪ He listened, only half awake, as the teacher's voice droned on.
▪ I'm usually awake before anyone else.
▪ I've lain awake at nights, turning the problem over and over in my mind.
▪ I've stopped drinking coffee in the evenings, as it tends to keep me awake at night.
▪ I was still wide awake at 2:00 a.m. when Jody came home.
▪ It was nearly three in the morning, but Jill was still wide awake.
▪ John, are you awake? I think I heard someone downstairs.
▪ Some members of the audience were clearly having difficulty staying awake.
▪ They won't allow us to see her until the anesthesia had worn off and she's fully awake.
▪ When she returned to the bedroom, Jamie was awake.
▪ Will I be awake by the time I get back to the ward?
▪ About 2 a. m. he was jerked awake by noises.
▪ He was awake now, and he knew what had happened.
▪ It was about this time that we seemed to come awake again.
▪ Shall he doubt whether he is awake, whether he is being pinched, or whether he is being burned?
▪ She tossed and turned, willing herself to stay awake.
▪ She was all right, she was awake.
▪ So for those of you who are still awake, she comes from Montreal.
▪ We lay awake for hours, each immersed in his or her own thoughts.
▪ In the intervening days Flora walked on air, or lay awake in her dormitory rehearsing the things she would tell Felix.
▪ I awoke, feeling that someone was nearby.
▪ And then one day it awoke.
▪ Chapter Twelve Melissa slept late and awoke with a splitting headache.
▪ I awoke in pain, still hung over from the Nembles, and from there I proceeded to stumble downhill.
▪ I awoke to rain and sleet pounding on the roof, and to the sound of rushing wind.
▪ I would place the picture next to my bed so that I could see it first thing when I awoke.
▪ She awoke around 2: 30 a.m. and went to work.
▪ When he awoke, he was next to a fire.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Awake \A*wake"\, v. i. To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.

The national spirit again awoke.

Awake to righteousness, and sin not.
--1 Cor. xv. 34.


Awake \A*wake"\, v. t. [imp. Awoke, Awaked; p. p. Awaked; (Obs.) Awaken, Awoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS. [=a]w[ae]cnan, v. i. (imp. aw[=o]c), and [=a]wacian, v. i. (imp. awacode). See Awaken, Wake.]

  1. To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.

    Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.

    And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.
    --Matt. viii. 25.

  2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.

    I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.

    It way awake my bounty further.

    No sunny gleam awakes the trees.


Awake \A*wake"\, a. [From awaken, old p. p. of awake.] Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.

Before whom awake I stood.

She still beheld, Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep.

He was awake to the danger.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

a merger of two Middle English verbs:

  1. awaken, from Old English awæcnan (earlier onwæcnan; strong, past tense awoc, past participle awacen) "to awake, arise, originate," from a "on" + wacan "to arise, become awake" (see wake (v.)); and

  2. awakien, from Old English awacian (weak, past participle awacode) "to awaken, revive; arise; originate, spring from," from a "on" (see a (2)) + wacian "to be awake, remain awake, watch" (see watch (v.)).\n

    \nBoth originally were intransitive only; the transitive sense being expressed by Middle English awecchen (from Old English aweccan) until later Middle English. In Modern English, the tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense and past participle (awoke, awoken) to the original intransitive sense and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete (see wake (v.); also compare awaken).


"not asleep," c.1300, shortened from awaken, past participle of Old English awæcnan (see awaken).

  1. 1 Not asleep; conscious. 2 (context by extension English) alert, aware. v

  2. 1 (label en intransitive) To become conscious after having sleep. 2 (label en transitive) To cause (somebody) to stop sleep.

  1. v. stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock" [syn: wake up, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken] [ant: fall asleep]

  2. [also: awoken, awoke]

  1. adj. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake" [syn: awake(p)] [ant: asleep(p)]

  2. not unconscious; especially having become conscious; "the patient is now awake and alert" [syn: alert, awake(p)]

  3. (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament" [syn: alert, alive(p), awake(p)]

  4. [also: awoken, awoke]

Awake (Godsmack album)

Awake is the second studio album by the rock band Godsmack, released on October 31, 2000. It features the song "Goin' Down", which first appeared on the band's first studio recording All Wound Up. This was the only Godsmack album to feature drummer Tommy Stewart.

Since the mid-2000s, the songs " Sick of Life" and " Awake" have been extensively used for the United States Navy's "Accelerate Your Life" commercials.

Awake (disambiguation)

To be awake is to experience wakefulness, the state of being conscious.

Awake may also refer to:

  • Awake (film), a 2007 film
  • Awake (TV series), a 2012 television drama series starring Jason Isaacs
  • Awake!, a magazine published by Jehovah's Witnesses
Awake (L'Arc-en-Ciel album)

Awake is the tenth album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on June 22, 2005, in Japan and on September 20, 2005, in the United States. The song "Lost Heaven" was used as the ending theme of the Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa film.

Awake (film)

Awake is a 2007 American conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Joby Harold. It stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin. The film was released in the United States and Canada on November 30, 2007.

Awake (EP)

Awake is the first EP release from American rock band Bleed the Dream on their own label "Noize Pollution" in 2003.

Awake (Godsmack song)

"Awake" is the lead single and title track from Godsmack's second studio album. The song reached number one on the Mainstream Rock chart and number twelve on the Modern Rock chart.

Awake (Josh Groban album)

Awake is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Josh Groban. Announced on September 13, 2006, it is his third studio album, and a follow-up to his multi-platinum album Closer. Awake was released on November 7, 2006.

The album was certified 2x platinum in the US by the RIAA on January 31, 2008, and has sold 2.3 million albums as of October 2015. It is the third top selling classical album of the 2000s in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Awake (Dream Theater album)

Awake is the third studio album by American progressive metal/ rock band Dream Theater, released on October 4, 1994 through East West Records. It was the last Dream Theater album to feature keyboardist Kevin Moore, who announced his decision to leave the band during the recording of the album.

Much of the material for Awake was written in writing sessions between February and April 1994, during which Dream Theater were under pressure from their record label to produce an album as successful as Images and Words (1992) with a single similar to " Pull Me Under". The label wanted the band to produce a more metal-oriented album, hoping it would be easier to market. John Purdell and Duane Baron produced, engineered and mixed the album. The album's cover, designed by the band, features numerous references to the album's lyrics.

Dream Theater auditioned for keyboardists to replace Moore for the upcoming world tour and eventually hired Derek Sherinian. He had just two weeks to learn two hours of complex music before the tour started. Sherinian initially took up the position on a trial basis and was asked to become a full member during the tour. After the first leg of the tour, vocalist James LaBrie suffered a violent case of food poisoning, severely damaging his vocal cords. His singing became unpredictable, leading LaBrie to become depressed for much of the tour. His voice only started recovering on the tour for Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence in 2002. The Great Hanshin earthquake hit while the band was touring in Japan.

Released at the height of the popularity of grunge music, Awake initially received mixed reviews; more recent reviews regard the album as one of the band's finest. The album peaked at 32 on the US Billboard 200, the highest position a Dream Theater album would reach on that chart until 2007's Systematic Chaos, which peaked at 19. "Lie", "Caught in a Web" and "The Silent Man" were released as singles but failed to be as successful as "Pull Me Under" had been. The band's record label considered the album a commercial failure, which would lead to the band being pressured to write more radio-friendly songs on their subsequent studio album.

There is no title track on the album, but the lyric awake appears in the songs "Innocence Faded" and "The Silent Man".

Awake (Secondhand Serenade album)

Awake is the debut album by American acoustic rock musician, John Vesely, under the pseudonym Secondhand Serenade. The album was originally released as a demo, in 2005. In late 2006, Secondhand Serenade signed to label Glassnote Records and re-released the album on January 31, 2007.

Awake (Skillet album)

Awake is the eighth album by American Christian rock band Skillet. It is the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated album Comatose. The album was released August 25, 2009 by Lava Records and Ardent Records and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on July 27, 2010, and has since gone platinum, selling over 1,000,000 copies to date. It was nominated for Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards 2011 and won. This is the last album to feature guitarist Ben Kasica and the first studio release to feature drummer Jen Ledger. The singles "Awake and Alive" and "Hero" are certified Platinum, while "Monster" reached Double-Platinum status.

Awake (Julian Marley album)

Awake is the third album by Julian Marley, released in 2009 on Tuff Gong. Awake won 'Best Album of the Year' in the International Reggae and World Music Awards in New York. It was nominated for 'Best Reggae Album' in the Grammy Awards.

Awake (Donkeyboy song)

Awake is an English language hit in Norway for the Norwegian band Donkeyboy, their fourth single taken from their album Caught in a Life after singles " Ambitions" and " Sometimes" (both #1s for 13 and 8 weeks consecutively in the Norwegian Singles Chart) and " Broke My Eyes" (that reached #6).

"Awake" released in 2009 reached #8 in the Norwegian Singles Chart.

Awake (Crash Karma song)

"Awake" is the first single from Crash Karma's debut album, Crash Karma. It is about being aware of the world around you.

Awake (Tycho album)

Awake is the fourth studio album by American musician Tycho, released on March 18, 2014 by Ghostly International.

Awake (Snoop Dogg song)

"Awake" is a song by American rapper Snoop Dogg, taken from his thirteenth album, Bush (2015). The song, produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The song contains additional vocals performed by Pharrell.

Awake (Mutiny Within song)

"Awake" is the first single released by American heavy metal band Mutiny Within from their self titled debut album. It was digitally released on November 16, 2009, and was offered as a free download on November 2 for only 24 hours at Roadrunner Records official website to promote their new album. A demo version of the song was included on the compilation album "Annual Assault", released by Roadrunner in 2009, which included songs from other Roadrunner's heavy metal bands, like Trivium, Slipknot and Machine Head.

Awake (TV series)

Awake is an American television police procedural fantasy drama that originally aired on NBC for one season from March 1 to May 24, 2012. The pilot episode had an early release on Hulu on February 16, 2012, two weeks before the series' premiere on television. The show's central character is Michael Britten ( Jason Isaacs), a detective who works for the Los Angeles Police Department. Kyle Killen, the series' creator, was primarily responsible for the program's concept; although he served as a writer, he avowed that writing episode scripts was difficult. Killen also served as an executive producer (with David Slade) of the pilot episode. Jeffrey Reiner and Howard Gordon then continued producing (with Killen) for Gordon's Teakwood Lane Productions.

Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality (where he wears a red wristband), his wife Hannah ( Laura Allen) survives the accident; in the other reality (where he wears a green wristband), his son Rex ( Dylan Minnette) survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real" and uses the wristbands to differentiate between the two. He sees two therapists: Dr. Jonathan Lee ( BD Wong) in the "red reality" and Dr. Judith Evans ( Cherry Jones) in the "green reality". At work, Michael's erratic behavior triggers clashes with his team; they do not know about Michael's uncanny ability to solve crimes using details from both realities.

Awake averaged 4.8 million viewers per episode, ranking 125th in viewership for the 2011–12 season. A critical success, Awake cast was praised (particularly Isaacs' performance as Michael). On May 11, after 11 of the 13 produced episodes had aired, the show was canceled due to low ratings, although NBC aired the remaining episodes in the series' original time slot. Fans of the show created a "Save Awake" campaign to convince networks to revive the show, which was unsuccessful. Awake has been nominated for one award.

Usage examples of "awake".

The tolling of a distant clock absently spoke the midnight hour, but Cassandra was wide awake as she dreamed, consumed by better days.

Standing naked before the horned altar, Aganippe struggled to stay awake, murmuring prayers she had recited since girlhood, while they painted her body with yellow ochre-- the earth color.

Seregil had told him, kindly leaving unsaid the fact that Alec had shouted himself awake every night since their charnel house tour.

That is not very amusing, but we expect a Carmelite from Paris who will do the duty of our almonry, and who, we are assured, speaks very well, which will keep us awake, whereas our present almoner always sends us to sleep.

Mexican corruption - and trying desperately to stay awake - I headed on towardsEl PasoandCiudad Juarez, home of Amado Carillo Fuentes.

Ridley knew it in the ambient before he was entirely awake, and came out of bed in a hurry.

When Remy awakes, she is suffering from amnesia, and so at first she is bewildered by the potent attraction she feels toward the strangely familiar man who whisks her from her hospital bed and returns her safely to her home.

When I was awake I found that the happy dream of the night had turned my love for the lovely creature into a perfect amorous frenzy, and it could not be other wise.

Instead of answering he went off to sleep, and did not awake for two hours after, when he asked if he could put off taking the oath.

On very stormy days the entire apse seemed to awake and to grumble under the noise of the rain as it beat against the leaden tiles of the roof, running off by the gutters of the cornices and rolling from story to story with the clamour of an overflowing torrent.

Those destitute of this spirit would never awake from the oblivious sleep of death, unless as he maintained will actually be the case with a large part of the dead they are arbitrarily immortalized by the pleasure of God, in order to suffer eternal misery in hell!

Even at that hour Arling Avenue might have been awake to the intrusion of an alien car of rather noticeable proportions.

Without hesitation he ascended the throne, seized the treasure, and scattering it with his accustomed profusion among the soldiers, endeavored to awake in their minds the memory of his ancient dignity and exploits.

But she was inwardly uncertain, he was getting too close, too close to Tallahassee, who had slept while Ashake had fought her dream battle, but she was now awake.

It was clear that the city was now awake and astir, and the half-famished soldiers hoped that immediate preparations would be made for their refreshment, and on an extraordinary scale.