With a prayer that he may be on his feet and wide awake at the first sound of the horn, he sinks to his slumbers nightly.
wide awake serves both as a memoir and a comprehensive study of the culture surrounding sleep.
wide awake: A Memoir of Insomniaby Patricia Morrisroe A journalist gets the science and facts behind her lifelong insomnia.
“I woke up at, like, six in the morning, wide awake,” Sclove remembered.
This time he was wide awake, and he was very pleased indeed to see her.
But he was too eager and wide awake just then to wish to take it.
And just then I remembered something that brought me wide awake in an instant.
Maria lay still, as if asleep, but wide awake and listening.
She has some kind of a crazy notion in her head,—but when she's thoroughly rested and wide awake, we can straighten it all out.
She was wide awake, sittin' up in bed, and lookin' round her as wild as a hawk.