For how do we know that the thoughts which occur in dreaming are false rather than those other which we experience when awake, since the former are often not less vivid and distinct than the latter?
But after the knowledge of God and of the soul has rendered us certain of this rule, we can easily understand that the truth of the thoughts we experience when awake, ought not in the slightest degree to be called in question on account of the illusions of our dreams.
Her eyes were bright and wide awake
and her face glowed.
She expected to see Jeremiah fast asleep or in a fit, but he was calmly seated in a chair, awake
, and in his usual health.
And so poignantly did he remember, that he became wide awake
, and many pictures, beginning, with the girl babe, burned their torment in his brain.
No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake
The fatigue was so great that it presently began to make some head against the nervous excitement; while imagining myself wide awake
, I would really doze into momentary unconsciousness, and come suddenly out of it with a physical jerk which nearly wrenched my joints apart--the delusion of the instant being that I was tumbling backward over a precipice.
The worthy carrier, whose unholy thoughts kept him awake
, was aware of his doxy the moment she entered the door, and was listening attentively to all Don Quixote said; and jealous that the Asturian should have broken her word with him for another, drew nearer to Don Quixote's bed and stood still to see what would come of this talk which he could not understand; but when he perceived the wench struggling to get free and Don Quixote striving to hold her, not relishing the joke he raised his arm and delivered such a terrible cuff on the lank jaws of the amorous knight that be bathed all his mouth in blood, and not content with this he mounted on his ribs and with his feet tramped all over them at a pace rather smarter than a trot.
"One more trial, Thistle, and she will awake
. Go bravely forth and win your last and hardest gift."
As though he would say: "I am worrying you, I am lacerating your hearts, I am keeping everyone in the house awake
. Well, stay awake
then, you, too, feel every minute that I have toothache.
The mournful sound kept her awake
because she felt mournful herself.
Suddenly it seemed to him that his life was a dream, his mother's death, and the life at the vicarage, and these two wretched days at school, and he would awake
in the morning and be back again at home.