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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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Then he awaked, and saw in middles of the ship a knight lie all armed save his helm.
31) Macduff's response to Macbeth's prompt entrance ("Our knocking has awaked him" [2.
Upon this touch, "he awaked with great disturbance.
Although still well below the yearly average, the Director of Agriculture in the Bethlehem Governorate said that the rainfall has awaked hope.
That day I oft remember, when from sleep I first awaked and found myself reposed Under a shade of flowers, much wondering where And what I was, whence thither brought and how.
PAP: detection of ultra rare mutation depends on P* oligonucleotides: "sleeping beauties" awaked by the kiss of pyrophosphorolysis.
Solo tells Jimi that the milieu he is put into equal to an unbearable nightmare, a persistent dream built on ethereal realities, made the more ugly by Solo's awaked state.
It is in the process of being loved that a self is awaked to love, and however precariously and hesitantly, begins to constitute his/her identity as a person: that is, as a unique lover.
Stephen, John Baptist, & all the rest,which have bin commanded to worke miracles at certain appointed daies, where their Reliques are preserved, do not now attend till the day come, as they were accustomed, but are awaked ten daies sooner, and constrained by him to come downe from heaven to do that businesse.
What if the breath that kindled those grim fires, Awaked, should blow them into sevenfold rage, And plunge us in the flames; or from above Should intermitted vengeance arm again His red right hand to plague us?
The King offers a superior aptitude in his nostalgic descriptions of Bertram's model father that supply precepts for Bertram's behavior, centered by "So like a courtier, contempt nor bitterness / Were in his pride or sharpness; if they were / His equal had awaked them, and his honour--Clock to itself--knew the true minute when / Exception bid him speak, and at this time / His tongue obeyed his hand" (1.
Then, as if I had suddenly awaked from a dream, the bull was gone and the forest was dead silent.