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wakeful

(wāk′fŭl) [AS. wacian, to be awake, + full, complete]
1. Not able to sleep; sleepless.
2. Alert.
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A total of 35 winners of the Wakeful have gone on to win the Oaks including the New Zealand-bred Kirramosa who completed the double in 2013.
Canadians who yearn to turn their lives more consistently toward God can use this same prayer as an alternative to radio or Bluetooth while driving, during wakeful hours of the night, when taking an elevator, vacuuming, or walking the dog.
I have a book shelf lined with tomes on how to get your child off to the land of nod and, at one point, I would have tried anything for a decent night's sleep with two wakeful kids under three.
Researchers have seen that meditation can also change brain waves, leading to higher levels of alpha brain waves - which are generally associated with a state of wakeful relaxation.
Wakeful smokers who smelled the stinks along with cigarette smoke did not cut back.
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This network of interacting brain regions is active when the child is not focused on the outside world and the brain is at wakeful rest.
However, disastrous as this is, the three brave ducks find a way to turn the fox's trick back upon him, luring him into three fruitless nights of wakeful sentry duty, then freeing the flock of ducks when the fox finally succumbs to sleep.
Sometime in the wakeful hours of the night, you decide to make the first move.
Parents of wakeful or colicky babies should talk with their pediatrician.
Melric's wakeful night is marked by the way in which his lighted bedroom contrasts with the rest of the darkened, sleeping castle, including the bedroom of the scheming Sondrak.
Paul draws on what we've all experienced: the wakeful moment at two or three a.