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Synonyms for awake

not sleeping

Antonyms

awake to

Synonyms

  • alert to
  • aware of
  • on the lookout for
  • alive to
  • attentive to
  • on the alert for
  • observant of
  • watchful of
  • on guard to
  • on your toes to
  • heedful of
  • vigilant of

Synonyms for awake

to cease sleeping

to induce or elicit (a reaction or emotion)

not in a state of sleep

marked by comprehension, cognizance, and perception

Synonyms for awake

not in a state of sleep

mentally perceptive and responsive

References in classic literature ?
I tried to keep awake, and succeeded for a while, but when the clock struck twelve it waked me from a doze, so I must have been falling asleep.
I recognized the fact that I was hopelessly and permanently wide awake.
She had been lying awake turning from side to side for about an hour, when suddenly something made her sit up in bed and turn her head toward the door listening.
THE little rabbits smiled sweetly in their sleep under the shower of grass; they did not awake because the lettuces had been so soporific.
The worthy carrier, whose unholy thoughts kept him awake, was aware of his doxy the moment she entered the door, and was listening attentively to all Don Quixote said; and jealous that the Asturian should have broken her word with him for another, drew nearer to Don Quixote's bed and stood still to see what would come of this talk which he could not understand; but when he perceived the wench struggling to get free and Don Quixote striving to hold her, not relishing the joke he raised his arm and delivered such a terrible cuff on the lank jaws of the amorous knight that be bathed all his mouth in blood, and not content with this he mounted on his ribs and with his feet tramped all over them at a pace rather smarter than a trot.
For how do we know that the thoughts which occur in dreaming are false rather than those other which we experience when awake, since the former are often not less vivid and distinct than the latter?
Day by day did Thistle watch beside him, making little beds of cool, fresh moss for him to rest upon, fanning him when he slept, and singing sweet songs to cheer him when awake.
The duke was obliged to make as many efforts to awake as he had done to go to sleep; and La Ramee found him so pale and fatigued that he inquired whether he was ill.
They are better satisfied when they can keep their auditors awake.
Suddenly it seemed to him that his life was a dream, his mother's death, and the life at the vicarage, and these two wretched days at school, and he would awake in the morning and be back again at home.
Part of the night he thought of this imperfection; that is to say, so long as he was awake he thought of Rosa.
But Skipper did not awake and a fine spray of rain, almost as thin as mist, made Jerry curl up and press closely into the angle formed by Skipper's head and shoulder.
These dreams were real while they lasted, but when he was awake he remembered them little if at all.
From the moment when my head was on the pillow I had never known what it was to awake until the maid knocked at my door.
When I had read two or three of the small hours away and was as wide awake as ever, I found that a drink furnished the soporific effect.