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WAKENING, Scotch law. The revival of an action.
     2. An action is said to sleep, when it lies over, not insisted on for a year in which case it is suspended. 4, t. 1, n. 33. With us a revival is by scire facias. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This has led me to completely reappraise my life as I keep wakening through the night to ask myself on where did I go wrong.
THE remaining 500 homes that had suffered five days without power should be wakening up to electricity today.
HIT BBC2 show Spring watch has been a joy, its footage of the country wakening to a new season both engaging and touching for all who love forna and flora.
One of the most obvious reasons is the lighter mornings triggering early wakening Before you start taking remedies for this try darkening your bedroom.
This antecedent procedure was successful in reducing the number of infant wakening to 1.3 episodes/ night.
Lapping gently `gainst the walls of cities either side Waiting lonely through the night for wakening by the tide.