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awakening


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awaken  \A*wak"en\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Awakened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Awakening}.]  [OE.  awakenen,  awaknen  AS 
  [=a]w[ae]cnan,  [=a]w[ae]cnian,  v.  i.;  pref.  on-  +  w[ae]cnan 
  to  wake.  Cf  {Awake},  v.  t.] 
  To  rouse  from  sleep  or  torpor;  to  awake;  to  wake. 
 
  [He]  is  dispatched  Already  to  awaken  whom  thou  nam'st. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Their  consciences  are  thoroughly  awakened.  --Tillotson. 
 
  Syn:  To  arouse;  excite;  stir  up  call  forth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awakening  \A*wak"en*ing\,  a. 
  Rousing  from  sleep,  in  a  natural  or  a  figurative  sense 
  rousing  into  activity;  exciting;  as  the  awakening  city;  an 
  awakening  discourse;  the  awakening  dawn.  -- 
  {A*wak"en*ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awakening  \A*wak"en*ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  awaking,  or  ceasing  to  sleep.  Specifically:  A 
  revival  of  religion,  or  more  general  attention  to  religious 
  matters  than  usual. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awakening 
  n  :  the  act  of  waking;  "it  was  a  rude  awakening";  "it  was  the 
  waking  up  he  hated  most"  [syn:  {wakening},  {waking  up}] 




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