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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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Providing a simply fascinating look at the history and science of some of medicine's most important discoveries, "Aroused" reveals the shocking history of hormones through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began.
Following this, he asked Gordon if she was sexually aroused or not.
She said she didn't see what happened but heard from other passengers that the men had aroused suspicion by getting out their mobile phones.
The more extreme their attacks, the more people were aroused from apathy to resist them.
"Spader says he's never aroused on set, ever," replies the director.
One items asked, "Have you ever dressed in clothes pertaining to the opposite sex and become sexually aroused by this?"(p.
Congressional interest has been aroused by scandals that occurred in respected organization such as United Way and the Nature Conservancy.
But when folks discover that the new owners are a millennial cult--the Host of Yahweh--suspicions are more than aroused. Du Pre's FBI connections reveal that recent defectors from the cult may have been murdered and suspense-filled investigations ensue.
Spanish waiter Francisco Arce Montes told a court in Rennes, in Brittany, that he was drunk, sexually aroused and had taken pills when he broke into Dickinson's youth hostel room in Pleine-Fougeres in the early hours of July 18 1996.
The amygdala and hypothalamus were more easily activated in men, even when women reported feeling more aroused. The researchers speculated that the difference might reflect different cognitive styles or neural pathways, as well as life experiences.
The man was preparing to board a flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, with a connection to Bali, Indonesia when he aroused suspicion among security officials.
It aroused something so deeply enveloped inside of me that the movement seemed to flow from an invisible spring which had been sleeping for so long it nearly never rose again.
At the other extreme of the feelings that this exhibition aroused was the juxtaposition of a series of sculptures by Rui Chafes-- iron masks with a medieval flavor--with the works of Gregor Schneider, including photographs, video, and the sculpture Tote Jungfrau (Dead maiden), 2001, all highly representative of his universe (his "house") full of mysteries, snares, and menaces.
A DOCTOR alleged to have become aroused as he examined women patients told police that was impossible because he was impotent.
They were asked to rate their emotions while viewing the slide in terms of whether they felt good or bad, the extent to which their emotions were aroused by the slide, and whether they felt they were in control of their emotions while viewing the slide.