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wake (up) to something

 and waken to something
to awaken and face something, such as a problem, sunlight, music, noise, etc. I love to wake up to soft music. We woke to the smell of freshly brewed coffee.
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As she sets off to retrieve her first tooth she knows that the most important tooth fairy rule is to never waken a sleeping child in the process.
My fear is that Dean is the Japanese at Pearl Harbor--that we'll waken the sleeping Republican giant.
Five Legs was first published in 1969, and this book is an apologia for those the sixties shook but did not waken.
This energy is called in China chi, prana in India and Tibet, yesod in the Jewish cabalistic tradition, Ki in Japan, barakas by the Sufis, waken by the Lakotas, orenca by the Iroquois and the Holy Spirit in Christianity In the past century, the Chiropractic field has called this energy healing approach "vitalistic healing.
And here I sit, laptop dominated by the lapping waves, watching the sun rise in promise of a glorious day, listening to the birds waken, watching the dog watch the chipmunk, sipping my coffee, feeling that allis right with the world, not at all tempted to think of my next business trip to Toronto.
To A waken My Afflicted Brethren is more interesting for the questions it raises than for the answers it provides, however.
As well as querulous house-martins and the bells That clang out from San Ginese's to waken up The terracotta tortoise dozing between the tongs And the wood-stove, and distract the bronze herons, One listening to the ceiling, the other to the floor,
If the fever is higher than 103[degrees], or the child cries for more than three hours, appears limp or pale, or is hard to waken, you should consult a doctor.
Yet although glasnost brought Western attention on a grand scale to Russian art, it did not waken a comparable enthusiasm at home.
Looking back on the good times, Waken says "we were making so much money it was almost immoral.
They said the people of the state have since waken up and will not let any government give away its resources for no or meager returns even if the government desires to do so.
Our Mam, we miss you as we waken to face each brand new day, we miss you when the sun goes down and gently slips away, and when the night time falls our thoughts are all of you, you are with us every moment and you always will be too.
It is a game in which we need to waken up," said Ferguson.
Cage claimed that once he was waken up by a naked man holding a Fudgesicle - a frozen, ice cream-like snack.
throughout the internment period of the next few years, woman beat metal dustbin lids on the ground to waken the neighbours and alert them to the raids by the military.