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arouse (one) from

To wake someone. Can someone arouse Todd from his sleep? It's one in the afternoon!
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arouse someone from something

to activate a person out of a state of rest, sleep, or inaction. I could not arouse her from her sleep. She aroused herself from a deep sleep.
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While no two stories are alike, they all successfully arouse different aspects of sexual play and fantasy.
Experienced business and executive consultant Phil Baker presents the "Seven A's of Persuasion" (Announce, Arouse, Align, Affirm, Assure, Assist, Adjouorn) and "Seven New Laws of Job Negotiating" (Old Law: The strongest negotiation tool is the ability to walk away from the table.
Laura Hickey's Mysterious Chills and Thrills will arouse the imaginations of the young adult fiction audience, speaking to six-year-olds and up in language natural to that age group.
Each commentary section ends with a paragraph labeled "For Reflection" that may stimulate additional items to arouse discussion.
The "White Rose" was a group at Munich University in 1942-43 which used pamphlets to arouse a university movement against the Nazi regime.
They arouse powerful passions and give rise to disagreements that are on occasion marked by a lack of civility.
The Catholic Church believes the unusual ring tones will be a feast of recognition for users as well as arouse the curiosity of others.
Institute activities "arouse questions that arouse other questions and experiments.
Even crotches in their faces fail to arouse the impassive men.
Finally, and perhaps most central to al-Nawwab's project as a poet, is the very concerted dedication to the composition, orchestration and performance of poetry that is meant to stir and agitate his audience, to provoke and arouse a wide range of emotions - childlike wonderment, nostalgic longing, sensuous arousal, disgust, rage - all in some way meant to be intimately related back to the fate of the contemporary Arab World as a matter of urgent collective concern.
Patterson sharply challenges some current feminist readings of The Rape of Lucrece by bringing out the poem's neglected republican elements; her argument that "'class' divides us more incisively than 'gender'" will certainly arouse controversy.
But not wanting to arouse taxpayer suspicion -- or the ire of students and parents who have been socked, year after year, with rising fees -- the system used clever accounting to conceal the full costs.
Its characters arouse sympathy because of their comically flawed humanity, not because they are abstract symbols of class or nationality.
Many poems rely heavily on conjunctions and articles that do little to arouse the senses.