Then the tribes joined with the Americans in the “Sunni awakening” to expel al Qaeda.
These people who escaped were put into jail because of those fighting al Qaeda in the awakening.
Her screams attracted attention, awakening one man who lived on the seventh floor of a nine-story building across the street.
We have the awakening and the resistance threatening to return if the sectarian government comes into office.
Second awakening: mid-19th century; after Civil War evangelicalism flows westward (William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska).
He had spent long hours in awakening in his memory those voices.
He did not want to risk her awakening to a spoiled life and disappointed hopes.
She is alone in the world, and around her is only the miracle of awakening spring.
The giants upon the hillside were just awakening from their night's sleep.
What more delicious to a young girl's heart than the consciousness of awakening love?
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.