Definitions

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  • noun The quality or state of being awake

Etymologies

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awake +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The warning enjoins African-Americans to practise their own kind of awakeness, where they might ordinarily sleep, in relation to the kind advocated by the post-11 September US government, lest they come under fire from that government's own newly mandated -- in reality often racist -- versions.

    'Insomnia: A Cultural History'

  • Only it wasn't the normal kind of awakeness that I get when I can't sleep, it was like when it's noon and you're perfectly alert in every way.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • The kind of awakeness that allows you to be appropriate to whatever moment you're in.

    Chicago Reader

  • The kind of awakeness that allows you to be appropriate to whatever moment you're in.

    Chicago Reader

  • My "awakeness" varied positively with the quantity and duration of morning light.

    Seth's blog

  • The kind of awakeness that allows you to be appropriate to whatever moment you're in.

    Chicago Reader

  • The kind of awakeness that allows you to be appropriate to whatever moment you're in.

    Chicago Reader

  • The kind of awakeness that allows you to be appropriate to whatever moment you're in.

    Chicago Reader

  • 4 Enlightenment has no practical value--however, the precursive stages "awakeness" and "human adulthood" are about as useful as anything you can possibly imagine.

    Many Paths, One Mountain

  • 4 Enlightenment has no practical value--however, the precursive stages "awakeness" and "human adulthood" are about as useful as anything you can possibly imagine.

    Archive 2008-11-01

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