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noun as in formal observance of a body before funeral

noun as in trail behind something

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this number can certainly be expected to increase, as this spring’s primaries have indicated.

From Fortune

A separate study I conducted of newspaper coverage in the wake of the 2016 election found that about a third of news stories and op-eds argued that Clinton lost because of her focus on identity politics.

That’s according to a working paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in May, that looks at how violent crimes by veterans increased after overseas deployment began in the wake of the attacks on the Twin Towers.

From Ozy

The US’s declining stature in the wake of the pandemic is accelerating two global political trends that have emerged in the last five years.

Supply chains across industries are going through an unprecedented global disruption in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which has shuttered airports, seaports and hampered the movement of goods and people around the world.

From Quartz

That is why The Daily Beast stands with Charlie Hebdo and published their controversial covers in the wake of the attack.

In the wake of this turmoil, the New York Post reported that the police had stopped policing.

However, we have just had a necessary wake-up call that all is not as secure as we believed.

The newly free country struggled to maintain order in the wake of independence, but it was woefully unprepared.

In the wake of the verdicts in Ferguson and New York City, many of us are still sore with emotion.

The latter gentleman was wondering whether he had fallen into a dream that he should wake up from in the morning.

And a little later we, too, left the post, following in the dusty wake of the paymaster's wagon and its mounted escort.

As the impressive progress continued the revellers ceased their revels and followed in the wake of Aristide.

Woman—Thou beest a sound sleeper—Wake up, and see to thy bairn, and I will gie thee both a good breakfast.

Again his rage touched my admiration; but I got him away before he made enough noise to wake the whole Camp.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wake, such as: deathwatch, rites, vigil, watch, funeral service, and last rites.

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