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"I feel as if I should like some fish for breakfast," said Robert one morning, on waking up.

Now, waking, his hand was working nervously across the floor of the shack.

"—which every one is waking up to talk about," said Hester, and said no more.

Heavens, that was seven days, and every day had at least sixteen waking hours.

In her dreams, as in her waking hours, her mind was filled with it.

He was asleep, and waking him up, I told him what had happened.

"He is waking up," said the man, in a hushed, almost reverent voice.

The poor husband recoiled from her as from a waking nightmare.

"I am waking up these boys for 1872," writes the valuable phenomenon.

His waking is full of sleep, yet his very being is enough for him.

WORD ORIGIN

"state of wakefulness," Old English -wacu (as in nihtwacu "night watch"), related to watch; and partly from Old Norse vaka "vigil, eve before a feast," related to vaka "be awake" (cf. Old High German wahta "watch, vigil," Middle Dutch wachten "to watch, guard;" see wake (v.)). Meaning "a sitting up at night with a corpse" is attested from early 15c. (the verb in this sense is recorded from mid-13c.). The custom largely survived as an Irish activity. Wakeman (c.1200), which survives as a surname, was Middle English for "watchman."

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