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woke


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wake  \Wake\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Waked}or  {Woke}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Waking}.]  [AS.  wacan,  wacian;  akin  to  OFries  waka, 
  OS  wak?n,  D.  waken,  G.  wachen  OHG.  wahh?n,  Icel.  vaka,  Sw 
  vaken,  Dan.  vaage,  Goth.  wakan,  v.  i.,  uswakjan  v.  t.,  Skr. 
  v[=a]jay  to  rouse,  to  impel.  ????.  Cf  {Vigil},  {Wait},  v. 
  i.,  {Watch},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  be  or  to  continue  awake;  to  watch;  not  to  sleep. 
 
  The  father  waketh  for  the  daughter.  --Ecclus. 
  xlii  9. 
 
  Though  wisdom  wake,  suspicion  sleeps.  --Milton. 
 
  I  can  not  think  any  time,  waking  or  sleeping, 
  without  being  sensible  of  it  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  sit  up  late  festive  purposes;  to  hold  a  night  revel. 
 
  The  king  doth  wake  to-night,  and  takes  his  rouse, 
  Keeps  wassail,  and  the  swaggering  upspring  reels. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  be  excited  or  roused  from  sleep;  to  awake;  to  be 
  awakened;  to  cease  to  sleep;  --  often  with  up 
 
  He  infallibly  woke  up  at  the  sound  of  the  concluding 
  doxology.  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  4.  To  be  exited  or  roused  up  to  be  stirred  up  from  a 
  dormant,  torpid,  or  inactive  state;  to  be  active. 
 
  Gentle  airs  due  at  their  hour  To  fan  the  earth  now 
  waked.  --Milton. 
 
  Then  wake,  my  soul,  to  high  desires.  --Keble. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Woke  \Woke\,  imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Wake}. 




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