Examples of awaken in a Sentence
She usually awakens several times during the night.
A loud noise awakened her.
Recent Examples of awaken from the Web
The event is inspired by Douglas Turner Ward’s 1965 play in which a town awakens to find that all black residents have disappeared.
And the first emotion that awakened in me was overwhelming, tears came straight to my eyes.
The two made enough noise to awaken the man’s 81-year-old wife, who then came into the living room and confronted Perez, prosecutors said.
Dominick allows the cauldron of her terrifying situation to slowly awaken Susy’s awareness of her own personal power — her power to reason and deduce by using all her other senses.
In the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 1979, Brzezinski was awakened by an aide reporting that the North American Aerospace Defense Command had detected a Soviet missile attack.
The newcomers, Kim in particular, awaken and complicate his unexpressed adolescent longings.
Bullock, who was alone in the house, was awakened by a strange knocking sound coming from her third-floor workout room.
A man reported that at 10:40 p.m. he was awakened by noises coming from a rear bedroom.
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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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