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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 ?
At this Sancho awoke, and feeling this mass almost on top of him fancied he had the nightmare and began to distribute fisticuffs all round, of which a certain share fell upon Maritornes, who, irritated by the pain and flinging modesty aside, paid back so many in return to Sancho that she woke him up in spite of himself.
At length, as he lay sleeping in a flower-bell, a little bee came wandering by, and knew him for the wicked Thistle; so he called his friends, and, as they flew murmuring around him, he awoke.
The soft sound lulled him to sleep, and when he awoke the boat was gone, and he stood among the Water Spirits, in their strange and lovely home.
Then, with a smile, Lily-Bell awoke, and looked with wondering eyes upon the beauty that had risen round her.
At first he refused, but she wept still more and more, and fell at his feet, till at last he consented; but the moment she came to her father's house the guards awoke and he was taken prisoner again.
And in the morning he awoke and the hill was gone; so he went merrily to the king, and told him that now that it was removed he must give him the princess.
And as it was already day, he thought it right not to fall asleep again, and he continued following up the line of thought in which his mind was engaged when he awoke.
Two or three boys awoke and watched him while they prepared and chewed betel nut and lime wrapped in green leaves.
What awoke him was the flying leap of Skipper that sent the blanket one way and Jerry the other.
of the 180 children enrolled, technical failure prevented the collection of BIS data in five children, one child awoke and removed his own BIS sensor and there were six protocol violations (not within age range, significant neurological impairment or opioids were given).
In one bungle, a 35 year-old patient awoke during surgery at the Priory Hospital in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
That's what happened to Graham Handley, who awoke to find a burly worker lying next to him instead of his wife.
An hour later, he awoke with a start to the sound of the bedroom door creaking open--the same door he had locked and bolted before going to bed.
Following heart surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance in September 1999, Oliveros, 27, of Los Angeles, suffered permanent brain damage after a nurse removed restraints designed to prevent her from ripping out her ventilator when she awoke.
A 69-year-old woman reported that she experienced dizziness one morning as she awoke briefly and turned over.