Examples of waken in a Sentence
a sudden loud noise wakened us
she usually wakens when sunlight begins to stream through the windows
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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
Middle English waknen, from Old English wæcnian; akin to Old Norse vakna to awaken, Old English wæccan to watch
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
WAKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waken for English Language Learners
: to stop sleeping or to cause (someone) to stop sleeping
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