awaken

Part of speech: verb

To awake.

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Usage examples "awaken":

  1. I have already tried to awaken some attention to the peculiar nature and importance of this in " Imagination and Dramatic Instinct," but the subject is by no means exhausted. - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
  2. Still the only sign she gave of fear was, as she unloosed the handkerchief from her neck and threw it over her child's face to screen his eyes from the glare of light that might awaken him, to press him closer and closer to her heart. - "Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)", James Athearn Jones.
  3. It may be that the interest it will awaken will have more power to draw you than anything I can say by way of persuasion. - "Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale", Ida Glenwood.