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  • n. The act of waking up


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  • I don't believe in wakeup calls, but I guess those guys do.

    NBA - National Basketball Association - Utah vs. San Antonio

  • He's going to join us after the break with what he is calling a wakeup documentary about the genocide in Darfur.

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2007

  • Darfur is now bleeding openly, profusely, even across the border, into Chad, and I think it's this potential to expand the conflict and suffering, which is now -- which is, a wakeup call for the U.N., especially the Security Council, and other major players to do something about this situation.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2006

  • The next status report will be issued shortly after crew wakeup, which is scheduled for 10: 21 p.m., or earlier if conditions warrant.

    SpaceRef Top Stories

  • "The Loma Prieta earthquake is always referred to as a wakeup call and we're fortunate over the last 20 years that we've had no other major earthquakes," said Jack Boatwright, a seismologist with the U.S.

    KSL / U.S. / National

  • AS3930 is a fully programmable low-frequency RFID active-tag wakeup receiver requiring minimal external components while offering long range and battery life.


  • But also you see - a suicidal person, when you see somebody else die of natural causes or whatever, for me it's also a kind of wakeup call.

    In Memoriam: Sweet, Sad Rocker Vic Chesnutt

  • And now to a different kind of wakeup call, the type that starts with hi, you ` re nominated for a Golden Globe.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2009

  • I think John what happened yesterday will be a really realistic kind of wakeup call.

    CNN Transcript Jul 30, 2008

  • He hit the snooze alarm on the 3: 00 a.m. kind of wakeup call.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2008


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