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awake(n) from

To rouse from something (often sleep). Today, I was awoken from my sleep by my neighbor's barking dog. Awake from your daydreams, class, it's time to talk about the periodic table.

awake to

1. To become aware of something. You need to awake to the serious problems plaguing our country.
2. To be roused from one's sleep, due to a noise or other stimulus. This morning, I awoke to the sound of my neighbor's barking dog.
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awake(n) from something

to wake up from something, such as a dream or a deep sleep. Tom awakened from a deep sleep at the sound of the phone ringing. At dawn, she awoke from her slumbers.
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awake(n) someone from something

to cause someone to wake up from something. The crowing of the rooster awakened Sally from her slumbers. She awakened herself from a deep sleep when she fell out of bed.
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awake(n) someone to something

to make someone alert to something, such as a problem or a need. We need to awaken the voters to the need for more taxes. They awakened themselves to their callousness and began to treat other people better.
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awake(n) to something

to wake up while experiencing something. Mary awoke to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. I love to awaken to music.
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wide awake

1. completely awake and thinking clearly My mother came into my bedroom at 7 a.m. and found me wide awake.
2. completely aware You need to be wide awake to the danger of leaving your belongings unattended.
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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]
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References in classic literature ?
Somehow she was sorry for him and did not want him to lie awake, so she leaned against the bed and began to stroke and pat his hand and sing a very low little chanting song in Hindustani.
When Skipper carried him to the blanket and rolled him in, he was quickly asleep again; and he was quickly awake, out of the blanket, and padding after along the deck as Skipper paced up and down.
His wisdom is to keep awake in order to sleep well.
For, Mr Flintwinch awake, was watching Mr Flintwinch asleep.
Older patients who have lost skin elasticity or have sagging skin due to aging would also benefit from the Awake Abdominoplasty procedure.
Within months Deremo discovered Glencrest were marketing their own version of the caeine-loaded chocolate bars - also called Awake.
There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious.
Mpendulo Maseko and Ezejiofor Chidi Christian will lead the Music Africa Awake team.
Dr Catherine Hood, a GP and mum of two, said: "Dealing with baby health woes is very exhausting as it keeps mums awake.
The left side of their brain can sleep while the right side stays awake.
If we are not awake we will miss this moment because it's not going to look like what we think it should look like.
Problems and arguments caused through lack of sleep due to being kept awake by their partner has caused 7% of men and women to file for divorce.
Hence, in adherence to the difficult airway algorithm of American Society of Anesthesiologists, awake fibreoptic intubation in the sitting position was considered as the first and the safest option.
A CALL has gone out to Birmingham singers to join the Godiva Awakes Choir.
For the entire period of the vacation, many families spent the whole night awake and slept during the day," she added.