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  • The decks were beginning to swarm with half-awakened and half-naked Chinese.

    White and Yellow

  • And worst, in some ways, is the damage done by half-awakened individuals who want, really deeply want, to be teachers and wise folk.

    The Greatest Tragedy Of All

  • In the small hours, half-awakened by a dream of Francesca in her chemise, I reached for Bernardo, but my hand only skimmed the burlap of my pallet.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • From every corner, as you glance about you in these dark retreats, some figure crawls half-awakened, as if the judgment-hour were near at hand, and every obscene grave were giving up its dead.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • I haven't had good sleep in several days, I either get woken up by phone/people/noises outside constantly, have nightmares that make me unwilling to go back to sleep after I wake up from one, or feel horrible and thus keep getting half-awakened by pain every few minutes.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • Whereas to Plato sense is the Heraclitean flux of sense, not the vision of objects in the order in which they actually present themselves to the experienced sight, but as they may be imagined to appear confused and blurred to the half-awakened eye of the infant.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Amat Kyaan walked the length of the seafront with the feeling of a woman half-awakened from nightmare.

    A Shadow in Summer

  • And they feel it when half-awakened, touching affectionately in the night—when a movement awakens Solomon and he kisses her neck, reaches his arm around her, or moves his body close against her.

    Solomon’s Song of Love

  • She had half-awakened, but no more than that, fallen asleep again, to find herself, still the Fool, in a garden of roses and lilies, though she had no idea of how she had gotten there.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • And yet to say these words, instead of those that continued to run in the mind of the half-awakened sleeper that I still was, demanded the same effort of equilibrium that a man requires when he jumps out of a moving train and runs for some yards along the platform, if he is to avoid falling.

    The Captive


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