• Hubert lay awake
    Hubert lay awake
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj awake not in a state of sleep; completely conscious "lay awake thinking about his new job","still not fully awake"
    • adj awake mentally perceptive and responsive "an alert mind","alert to the problems","alive to what is going on","awake to the dangers of her situation","was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
    • v awake stop sleeping "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When a person is wide awake, alert, and mentally active, he is still only 25% aware of what various parts of his body are doing. (2-1-04)
    • a Awake Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action. "Before whom awake I stood.""She still beheld,
      Now wide awake , the vision of her sleep."
      "He was awake to the danger."
    • v. i Awake To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death. "The national spirit again awoke .""Awake to righteousness, and sin not."
    • Awake To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties. "I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.""It way awake my bounty further.""No sunny gleam awake s the trees."
    • Awake To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken. "Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.""And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Brain surgery is done with the patient still awake. The brain has no nerves therefore it has no sensation. The person is put to sleep to open the skull but after that the person wakes up to see the operation be completed.
    • awake To cease to sleep; come out of a state of natural sleep.
    • awake To come into being or action as if from sleep.
    • awake To bestir or rouse one's self from a state resembling sleep; emerge from a state of inaction; be invigorated with new life; become alive: as, to awake from sloth; to awake to the consciousness of a great loss.
    • awake To be or remain awake; watch.
    • awake To arouse from sleep.
    • awake To arouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupor, or inaction; put into action or new life: as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
    • awake Synonyms To wake, excite, stir up, call forth, stimulate, spur (up).
    • awake Roused from sleep; not sleeping; in a state of vigilance or action.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.
    • v.t Awake a-wāk′ to rouse from sleep: to rouse from a state of inaction
    • v.i Awake to cease sleeping: to rouse one's self from sleep or indifference:—pa.p. awaked′, or awoke′
    • adj Awake not asleep: vigilant
    • v.t Awake and v.i. Awak′en, to awake: to rouse into interest or attention:
    • v.t Awake (theol.) to call to a sense of sin
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  • John Milton
    “Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.”
  • George Gurdjieff
    “A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.”
  • Charles M. Schulz
    “Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.”
  • Doug Horton
    “To awake from death is to die in peace.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. āwæcnan, v. i. (imp. awōc,), and āwacian, v. i. (imp. awacode,). See Awaken Wake


In literature:

They've got me so heavily doped up it's a miracle I'm awake and coherent.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
I lie awake sometimes at night till I'm terrified wonderin' wot's 'appenin', and whether 'is brain won't give way with 'im drivin' it.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
You are now fully awake; you have been in some sort of a trance or a sleep.
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
Ree thought of all these things as he lay awake looking out through his window at the stars in the western sky.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
It kept me awake last night, thinking of you.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Lying awake till 'most nine o'clock every night to hear the blackness come rustling!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
It was curious, but they all seemed awake and excited.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
She starts awake in affright, calling Siegmund, and finds herself alone.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
I've been asleep and dreaming for a long time, but at last I'm awake.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
His wish was gratified; and while Don Lucas believed him asleep as usual, Pepe kept wide awake, as on the preceding night.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Though this feeble body lie
Underneath the ground,
Wide awake, not sleeping, I
Shall in him be found.
"Hymn For A Sick Girl" by George MacDonald
That’s what he keeps muttering,
Making such a song,
Keeping other chaps awake
The whole night long.
"In the Ambulance" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Now the North wind ceases,
The warm South-west awakes;
Swift fly the fleeces,
Thick the blossom-flakes.
"Tardy Spring" by George Meredith
A simple maiden's feelings
That moment sprang awake
I wished myself rich, noble
And lovely for his sake
"First Love" by Nora Pembroke
Was I sober or awake?
Could I believe my ears?
Those dismal beggars spake
Of nothing but railroad shares.
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Awake to holy fear
And praise thy God on high;
Be it thy joy to praise him here
And praise him in the sky.
"Awake!" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass

In news:

My fight with City Hall keeps me awake .
Malala Yousafzai is awake and back on her feet.
Dan Chaon's 'Stay Awake ' is macabre and haunting: New in Paperback.
How dolphins can stay awake for two weeks straight.
Adam Levine had a tough decision to make on 'The Voice' tonight (Oct 16), when Alessandra Guercio and Kayla Nevarez faced off with a duet of Katy Perry's 'Wide Awake .
Reuben Butchart "Nameless and Awake ".
Composer, singer, and pianist Reuben Butchart brings his song cycle "Nameless and Awake " to the WNYC Studio.
Children awake to find parents dead.
If you can stay awake , you'll begin to doubt Prop 31.
Obama Manages To Stay Awake .
Q&A: BET betting that viewers stay awake for late show.
Gadgets keeping you awake .
Hundreds attend Wide Awake Rally.
Do these memories keep you awake at night.
Ditka is awake, alert and hopes to be released from the hospital later this weekend.

In science:

For years I have been thinking about how conscience emerges from the underlying neuron clatter (by conscience I mean awareness, i.e. the difference between being awake and asleep).
A model of memory, learning and recognition
If you have read this far, and are still awake, this section walks through the reduction of part of the Revised Shapley-Ames sample (Schombert 2007) taken from the 2MASS database that overlaps the 2MASS Large Galaxy Atlas (Jarrett et al. 2003).
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
We show in this section that even assuming a static spacetime in the unstable phase when the vacuum is “awake”, particle detectors following orbits of the timelike isometry will copiously excite.
Particle creation due to tachyonic instability in relativistic stars
However, this field configuration h ˆΦi = 0 is obviously unstable during the intermediate phase when the vacuum is awake.
Particle creation due to tachyonic instability in relativistic stars
Upadhyay J, Baker SJ, Chandran P, Miller L, Lee Y, et al. (2011) Default-mode-like network activation in awake rodents.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank