from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Completely awake.
- adjective Alert; watchful.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The sooty tern, Sterna fuliginosa, a tropical and subtropical species, named from its cry.
- On the alert; keen; sharp; knowing.
- noun A soft felt hat: a name given about 1850.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Fully awake; not drowsy or dull; hence, knowing; keen; alert.
- noun A broad-brimmed, low-crowned felt hat.
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alert, vigilantor watchful
- noun The sooty tern
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective fully alert and watchful
- adjective fully awake
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The result is that the colored Methodist minister is generally a wide-awake businessman, with something of the politician in his makeup, who is sometimes an inspiring and valuable leader of men.
Normally he would be fast asleep by now; still he lay there wide-awake and thinking about the earlier encounter with the Narwolf.
She liked Kevin, but Tyler inhabited fantasies that overwhelmed her in the long night before sleep gave her rest in her bed, wide-awake dreams that frustrated her, infused longing she could not ignore, reactions she had yet to understand.
So, when this respite eludes us, how does one pass the wide-awake hours twixt midnight and dawn?
Yes, your teen's determination to greet midnight wide-awake and never see noon is a biological thing!
At 4: 45 a. m forty-four inner city high school kids boarded a school bus, on time and wide-awake, to meet the President.
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At 4: 45 a.m. 44 inner city high school kids boarded a school bus, on time and wide-awake, to meet the President.
Instead of a different "dream," people want wide-awake visions of real possibilities told in ways that are believable and compelling.