Examples of awaken in a Sentence
She usually awakens several times during the night.
A loud noise awakened her.
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Ron Dunbar, who live across the street from the house that caught fire in the 15500 block of South Hamlin Avenue, said he was awakened by fire engine sirens about 6:15 a.m. Monday.
Moss was awakened from her sleep Wednesday night when a Cleveland police officer pounded on her door.
That first night, I was awakened by the sound of her crunching kibble.
Sometimes they are even awakened during the night by the urge to urinate.
Elijah Kues was asleep at at his friend Eric Hamilton's home in Marengo when he was awakened by the explosion, which shook the house and blew out the front door.
San Diego police were called to the Haynes’ house on Nov. 28, 2014, shortly after 3 a.m. David Haynes, an emergency room doctor who worked for 20 years in Yuma, Ariz., was awakened in his home by the sound of a gunshot and went to investigate.
They were awakened by his son screaming and the dog growling, Hoffmeyer said.
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Origin and Etymology of awaken
Middle English, from Old English awæcnian, from a- + wæcnian to waken
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of awaken for English Language Learners
: to stop sleeping : to wake up
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