awoke awoke  /ə ˈwoʊk/


  1. (v) stop sleeping
  2. (adj) not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
  3. (adj) mentally perceptive and responsive


  1. When he awoke, he found an asphyxiated Lin beside him.
  2. That was the disquieting reality India awoke to on July 27, after a coordinated series of bomb blasts rocked Ahmedabad, an elegant, ancient city in the western state of Gujarat.
  3. Even though holiday sales were down at least 2% from 2007, millions of Americans awoke Christmas morning to new computers, TVs and iPhones.


  1. L.A. Film Festival: 'Four Dogs,' one aunt and a deeply personal tale

    Oliver Cooper awoke to the sound of his director’s voice.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Mickelson, Stricker chase history at US Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Phil Mickelson awoke on Father Day's in a place he's never been — having the lead to himself after 54 holes at a U.S. Open.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Throop resident awoke to burglars inside her home, deputies say

    A woman living at a home on McDonald Road awoke to burglars insider her home this morning, deputies said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Post-Standard


  1. "I began to have a deeper philosophy of what life was about. ......," said Rollins, who turned to the Rosicrucians, yoga, Sufism and Zen Buddhism. "From that point on is when my consciousness awoke. ...... I'm careful about what I eat. I...
    on May 3, 2007 By: Sonny Rollins Source: Forbes

  2. "I awoke the children in the morning and gave them breakfast," Karr wrote in one online resume, recounting life as a private teacher and caregiver of three girls in Germany, aged 7, 11 and 12. "At day's end, I made sure the children had their...
    on Aug 17, 2006 By: John Mark Karr Source: CBS News

  3. "Fortunately, Derrick awoke right on time for us and got it going," Stallings said.
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Kevin Stallings Source: ESPN

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