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‘Wake’

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Wake’.

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She learnt to bicycle, for the purpose of waking the place up, and coasted down the High Street one Sunday evening, falling off at the turn by the church.

From ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread’, by E. M. Forster.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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“Here,” said he, “is an engine that will, before long, effect a complete revolution in society.”

From ‘The Lives of the Engineers’, by Samuel Smiles.
Investor William James, on seeing a steam locomotive built by George Stephenson

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