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- The quality or state of being awake
1922, Angela Brazil, The Jolliest School of All:
- "I sat up in bed with that feeling of broad awakeness and alertness which comes to us sometimes, and caught my breath as I listened, for through the stillness of the night came the unmistakable sound of a gentle tapping from behind the paneling of the wall.
1991 March 22, John Brizzolara, “Equal Temperament”, Chicago Reader:
- The kind of awakeness that allows you to be appropriate to whatever moment you're in.
1999 April 9, Robert F. Service, “Chemists Mix It Up in California”, Science, volume 284, number 5412, DOI:10.1126/science.284.5412.243, pages 243-244:
- By that measure, Nehlig's team found, the brain activity of animals given caffeine rose in brain regions involved in locomotion, mood, and awakeness.