Examples of waken in a Sentence
a sudden loud noise wakened us
she usually wakens when sunlight begins to stream through the windows
Recent Examples of waken from the Web
The homeowner was wakened by the sound of knocking at the front door.
She was wakened by an early morning phone call from family in Australia telling her the princess had died in a Paris car accident, then raced to the palace with her daughter and was among the first to leave a floral tribute.
Local comedy writer Mary Jo Crowley was asleep when a daytime call came in from her medical office, abruptly wakening her up.
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Origin and Etymology of waken
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
WAKEN Defined for English Language Learners
: to stop sleeping or to cause (someone) to stop sleeping
WAKEN Defined for Kids
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