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rouse someone from something

to awaken someone from something; to cause someone to come out of something. I roused Tom from his nap and sent him on his way. We could not rouse her from her deep sleep.
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rouse someone out of something

to awaken someone out of a state, such as sleep. It was almost impossible to rouse George out of his sleep. They could not rouse us out of our drowsy state.
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rouse someone to something

to stir someone to something. I will rouse the workers to action. They will work or have to find other jobs. The speech by the president roused the citizens to action.
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As she said this, she sunk into a reverie for a few moments;--but rousing herself again, "Now, Edward," said she, calling his attention to the prospect, "here is Barton valley.
She was pensive a few minutes, then rousing herself, she said cheerfully -
In vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw - Heathcliff - Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres - the air swarmed with Catherines; and rousing myself to dispel the obtrusive name, I discovered my candle-wick reclining on one of the antique volumes, and perfuming the place with an odour of roasted calf-skin.
Instantly Madame Defarge's knife was in her girdle; the drum was beating in the streets, as if it and a drummer had flown together by magic; and The Vengeance, uttering terrific shrieks, and flinging her arms about her head like all the forty Furies at once, was tearing from house to house, rousing the women.
Then rousing himself, he said, with an effort at carelessness, "We shall hear of him soon enough, I'll be bound.
Then I rose up, and crept from the hut as I had entered it, and rousing certain trusty messengers, I dispatched them, running swiftly through the night.
Not at all," she replied, rousing herself a little.