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A polysomnographically defined state not equal to any non-rapid eye movement (NREM) stages or rapid eye movement sleep. The awake state is characterised by alpha and beta waves, tonic EMG, voluntary rapid eye movements, and eye blinks; this definition of awake is valid only if the polysomnogram is matched by a resumption of a reasonably alert state of consciousness.
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Fully aroused Sleep disorders A polysomnographically defined state not equal to any NREM stages or REMS: characterized by alpha and beta waves, tonic EMG, voluntary REMS, and eye blinks
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Him thought he by the brook of Cherith stood, And saw the ravens with their horny beaks Food to Elijah bringing even and morn-- Though ravenous, taught to abstain from what they brought; He saw the Prophet also, how he fled Into the desert, and there he slept Under a juniper--then how, awaked, He found his supper on the coals prepared, And by the Angel was bid rise and eat, And eat the second tie after repose, The strength whereof sufficed him forty days: Sometimes that with Elijah he partook, Or as a guest with Daniel at his pulse.
The directed edges describe the state transitions of action changing between start, submit, suspended, awaked, canceled and finished.
Douglas, in speaking of the King, observes, "That Kings often suffer for the faults of their Ministers." This was applied by some person to the political state of things at the present, and accordingly applauded by them--a circumstance which immediately awaked indignation in the greater part of the audience, and a general hiss followed which lasted for some moments, and completely triumphed over the most violent efforts of those who had first made the application.
"never yet one hour in his bed Did I enjoy the golden dew of sleep, But with his timorous dreams was still awaked".
It sounds like what we would probably say if awaked by a couple of strangers asking for a room.
Cervantes playfully toyed with the fictional "fact" that Don Quijote, a novel presented as a new and true history, had awaked some interests beyond the Hapsburg Monarchy in particular in China.
It begins as a screed against "business," and touches on a telling image: "I am awaked almost every night by the panting of the locomotive." Here the railroad is an intrusion on the rightful order of things, but Thoreau's attitude towards commerce and invention is complicated.
Upon this touch, "he awaked with great disturbance." He then explained why he was so distressed: "She had interrupted him in a dream which most passionately he desired to have known the end of.
falters in his gait, as if just awaked out of sleep, or uncertain of his
Riot police arrived at the scene long after the protesters were about to end their attack and threats, which awaked attention.
The sleepy town that was ravaged by the earthquake was suddenly awaked by the sound of gongs, the music, the dances and most of all, the story of each play.