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A state of wakefulness or sleeplessness.
[L. vigilia, wakefulness, alertness, fr. vigeo, to be active, to rouse]
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(vij'il) [L., awake]
Insomnia, wakefulness.

coma vigil

A delirious, drowsy state in which the patient is partially conscious and occasionally responsive to stimuli.
See: vigilambulism
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The shift from mourning to joy begins at night with the observance of the Easter Vigil, the third and final day of the Paschal Triduum that began on Maundy Thursday.
At a vigil held in Glasgow's George Square, speakers included Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf, SNP MP Alison Thewliss, Lord Provost Eva Bolander, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard, Labour MSP Anas Sarwar and human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar.
Indivisible Aurora is also planning a vigil at 1 p.m.
The last vigil was held on January 2 to mark the first anniversary of Yassar's death.
In London and elsewhere there have been moves afoot to discredit and defame my colleagues at vigils. The spectre of harassment has been raised.
A wreath is laid at the vigil in Cardiff Bay last night
A press release for the event asked that "Star Wars" fans consider suiting up as their favorite characters and popping in at one of the vigils. Those attending should bring their own lightsabers and invite friends to tag along.
Sensitive and isolated, Joseph escapes from his harsh reality by imagining he is a Vigil, one of the superheroes who roam the earth saving people from troubles and dangers.
In the BBC programme The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme - The Vigil , Huw Edwards is in Thiepval, France and Kirsty Young in London to present live coverage of the vigil services being held to mark the centenary.
The vigil included speeches inside the hotel before party members gathered outside lighting tealights in the gardens in memory of the MP.
A vigil at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay was organised by Cardiff council.
The vigil began at 7.30pm with those taking part marching to the Library of Birmingham.