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wide awake

Definition of wide awake in English:

Fully awake.
Example sentences
  • I was wide awake yet my conscious brain was refusing to accept that someone unseen was touching my face.
  • I am incensed, I am livid, I am wide awake at 3.20 in the morning Thursday writing this email.
  • At 3.30 I was still wide awake and feeling incredibly bad tempered.
Synonyms
fully awake, conscious, open-eyed, not asleep, sleepless, unsleeping, insomniac
archaic watchful
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