The New York Times has only recently begun to awaken from its 10-year slumber.
I get lifted by yearning, as if I were going to melt into him again, then I awaken to reality and seek to quiet my feelings.
A trip here—for business or pleasure—is sure to awaken your senses, empty your wallet, and open your eyes.
We need artists and filmmakers to awaken America to the disaster ahead.
Half a year earlier, he presciently said Sunnis had begun to “awaken” (his word) in Anbar Province.
Remember that when I see you, you awaken much sorrow and much joy.
But her interest in his hobby for once failed to awaken his enthusiasm.
One of my duties was to awaken these poor, little waif children for Mass at five thirty in the morning.
Poor Omar Ben was a sight to awaken pity, even in the stoniest of hearts.
He does outrage to a bona Dea: she to the monasticism of the Court of Law: and he and she awaken unhallowed emotions.
Old English awæcnan (intransitive), "to spring into being, arise, originate," also, less often, "to wake up;" earlier onwæcnan, from a- (1) "on" + wæcnan (see waken). Transitive meaning "to rouse from sleep" is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of "to stir up, rouse to activity" is from c.1600.
Originally strong declension (past tense awoc, past participle awacen), already in Old English it was confused with awake (v.) and a weak past tense awæcnede (modern awakened) emerged and has since become the accepted form, with awoke and awoken transferred to awake. Subtle shades of distinction determine the use of awake or awaken in modern English. Related: Awakening.