Wakeful Wake"ful, a. Not sleeping; indisposed to sleep; watchful; vigilant. [1913 Webster]

Dissembling sleep, but wakeful with the fright. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] -- {Wake"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Wake"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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