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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAKENING

On her wakening again it was seen that the fever was broken.

They tiptoed gently away, but they need not have been afraid of wakening her.

Her slumber was at all times almost as energetic as her wakening hours.

He might dream, of happiness now, but how sad would be the wakening.

This was the second time of wakening for Ruby that night, since he lay down to rest.

She had slept for nine long years, and I knew that the wakening could be none of the suddenest.

We have business to transact with him, and will await his wakening.

Field slept, and Mamie sank into a chair, and waited for his wakening.

And Claire was alert in an instant, wakening, soothing and helping the frightened Dora.

When she stepped about it was in the manner of one who is fearful of wakening a sleeper.

WORD ORIGIN

"to become awake," Old English wæcnan, wæcnian "to rise, spring," from the same source as wake (v.). Figurative sense was in Old English. Transitive sense of "to arouse (someone or something) from sleep" is recorded from c.1200. Related: Wakened; wakening.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.