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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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wide awake

Totally awake and/or alert. I'm exhausted today because I was wide awake until 3 AM, ugh. Don't worry, I'm wide awake to the possible repercussions of this decision.
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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

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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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.
They are very different from another Shakespearean hero, the Prince Hal of the closing moments of Henry IV Part II who, having become king of England, rejects his old friend Falstaff: "being awaked, I do despise my dream.
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.
O'er-prized all popular rate, in my false brother Awaked an evil nature; and my trust, Like a good parent, did beget of him A falsehood in its contrary as great As my trust was; which had indeed no limit, A confidence sans bound.
I thus neglected worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind With that which, but by being so retired, O'er-prized all popular rate, in my false brother Awaked an evil nature, and my trust, Like a good parent, did beget of him A falsehood in its contrary as great As my trust was, which had, indeed, no limit, A confidence sans bound.
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?
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.
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.
Thus the being in Marcel is not the same as the traditional ontology (the totality), but it is the new rationality of infinity: the self awaked by the "thou".
Then, as if I had suddenly awaked from a dream, the bull was gone and the forest was dead silent.
The awaked communities produced social mobilizations, in order to bring a new dynamism to their neighbourhoods.
Plowman, 1801), the first African American hymnal; that female metaphors for the church abound in Mercer's collection and that hymns by four women appeared in the 1823 edition although not before; and that Mercer included AWAKED BY SINAT's AWFUL SOUND, a 1774 hymn written by Connecticut Mohegan Samson Occum, in the 1810 edition but removed it in 1823.
Thanks to a heads-up, assertive aircraft commander and the boring CRM classes I managed to stay awaked for, we avoided a serious mishap one late afternoon in October.