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Asleep vs. Awake

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Asleepadjective

In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting.

‘I was asleep when you called.’; ‘Never disturb a man asleep.’;

Awakeadjective

Not asleep; conscious.

Asleepadjective

(slang) Inattentive.

‘How could you miss that? Were you asleep?’;

Awakeadjective

Alert, aware.

‘They were awake to the possibility of a decline in sales.’;

Asleepadjective

(of a body part) Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.

‘My arm fell asleep. You know, like pins and needles.’;

Awakeverb

(intransitive) To become conscious after having slept.

‘fall asleep’;

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Asleepadjective

(euphemistic) dead

Awakeverb

(transitive) To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.

Asleepadjective

In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant.

‘Fast asleep the giant lay supine.’; ‘By whispering winds soon lulled asleep.’;

Awakeverb

(transitive) to excite or to stir up something latent.

Asleepadjective

In the sleep of the grave; dead.

‘Concerning them which are asleep . . . sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.’;

Awakeverb

To rouse from a state of inaction or dormancy.

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Asleepadjective

Numbed, and, usually, tingling.

‘Leaning long upon any part maketh it numb, and, as we call it, asleep.’;

Awakeverb

To come out of a state of inaction or dormancy.

Asleepadjective

in a state of sleep;

‘were all asleep when the phone rang’; ‘fell asleep at the wheel’;

Awakeverb

To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.

‘Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.’; ‘And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.’;

Asleepadjective

lacking sensation;

‘my foot is asleep’; ‘numb with cold’;

Awakeverb

To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.

‘I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.’; ‘It way awake my bounty further.’; ‘No sunny gleam awakes the trees.’;

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Asleepadjective

dead;

‘he is deceased’; ‘our dear departed friend’;

Awakeverb

To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.

‘The national spirit again awoke.’; ‘Awake to righteousness, and sin not.’;

Asleepadverb

into a sleeping state;

‘he fell asleep’;

Awakeadjective

Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.

‘Before whom awake I stood.’; ‘She still beheld,Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep.’; ‘He was awake to the danger.’;

Asleepadverb

in the sleep of death

Awakeverb

stop sleeping;

‘She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock’;

Awakeadjective

not in a state of sleep; completely conscious;

‘lay awake thinking about his new job’; ‘still not fully awake’;

Awakeadjective

not unconscious; especially having become conscious;

‘the patient is now awake and alert’;

Awakeadjective

(usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive;

‘alert to the problems’; ‘alive to what is going on’; ‘awake to the dangers of her situation’; ‘was now awake to the reality of his predicament’;

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