awakened awakened  /ə ˈweɪ kənd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) aroused or activated
  2. (adj) (somewhat formal) having been waked up

Usage(s):

  1. Detainee awakened and taken to restroom then secured in chair.
  2. His work and his spirit awakened the 20th century to ideas that serve as a moral beacon for all epochs.
  3. Milk's killing probably awakened as many gay people as his election had.

News

  1. Carmel man awakened by smoke alarm, no one injured in blaze

    A Carmel man was awakened by a smoke alarm this morning before 4:30 a.m, went outside to investigate and found the roof of his house on fire, a Carmel Fire Department spokesman said.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  2. Sarah Murnaghan, with new lungs, now responsive

    Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Delaware County girl who underwent a double-lung transplant after a national debate over the waiting-list process, has awakened from a medically induced coma and is communicating by nodding, her family said Saturday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. Woman 'Jamming' to the sun in her dream 'demotion' driving iconic buses

    APGAR – Under the morning sun, Sherri Camperchioli climbed into bus No. 108, turned the key and awakened seven decades of Glacier National Park history. The engine roared to life as the last passengers climbed aboard the iconic red bus for a tour of the Lake McDonald Valley and the North Fork.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Ravalli Republic

Quotes

  1. According to a declaration, Ms Campbell said that "she had been awakened in the night by knocking at her door. She opened the door to find two or three men, she does not recall how many, who presented her with a large diamond which they said was...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Naomi Campbell Source: Radio Netherlands

  2. "Your songs awakened a generation, giving a fresh sound to rock, roll, rhythm and blues," university President Richard Levin told McCartney upon giving him his degree.
    on May 27, 2008 By: Richard Levin Source: Chatter Shmatter

  3. "She told us ...... she had been awakened in the night by a knocking at her door. She opened the door to find two or three men -- I do not recall how many -- who presented her with a large diamond which they said was from Charles Taylor," Farrow...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Mia Farrow Source: AFP

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