wakening


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waken \Wak"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. pr. Wakened; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wakening.] [OE. waknen, AS. w[ae]cnan; akin to Goth.
   gawaknan. See Wake, v. i.]
   To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
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         Early, Turnus wakening with the light.   --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wakening \Wak"en*ing\, n.
   1. The act of one who wakens; esp., the act of ceasing to
      sleep; an awakening.
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   2. (Scots Law) The revival of an action. --Burrill.
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            They were too much ashamed to bring any wakening of
            the process against Janet.            --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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