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Woke \Woke\, imp. & p. p.


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  • "I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," she wrote. "But to have to accept the fact that it's reality is a nightmare in itself. telegraph.co.uk

  • "Neil, turn your back on them. They are too far gone and you would be going back to an unreformable, irredeemably woke organisation. For the BBC to succeed, Davie would have to fire the lot and start again, which isn't going to happen. telegraph.co.uk

  • "One thing led to another," Williamson said. "I went to bed that night so spooked I was having nightmares, so I woke up at like three or four in the morning and I started writing the opening scene to Scream." telegraph.co.uk

  • "This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat," said Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, an influential member of the government and a key architect of Australia's controversial immigration laws. telegraph.co.uk

  • "Woke" culture has stolen my identity. As a mixed-race person, I have suspected this for some time, but at a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that has just crossed the Atlantic to London, I had a shuddering epiphany.  telegraph.co.uk

  • A combination of jet lag and the closeness of camping to nature – free from screens and artificial light – meant we woke with the rising sun, when the air was still and cold, and were in bed at dusk, equal parts shattered and satisfied. telegraph.co.uk

  • A former footballer who spent eight days on a ventilator battling coronavirus, woke up to the news that his father had died of the disease in the same hospital and that his mother was also gravely ill. telegraph.co.uk

  • About 25 minutes out from Nottingham, I woke up with a start. “S---. I’ve got no house keys.” I rang my mum, who only lived half-an-hour away and had a spare set, and told her I’d meet her at Trent Bridge. telegraph.co.uk

  • According to officials Mr Trump woke up on Thursday morning having decided he would launch missiles. Among the first to know there would be a strike that night were Mr Mattis, national security adviser HR McMsster, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. telegraph.co.uk

  • Alan Jope, who holds the purse strings to a multibillion-dollar advertising budget for brands such as Dove, Persil, PG Tips and Hellmann’s mayonnaise, said: “Woke-washing is beginning to infect our industry. theguardian.com

  • Alarmingly, we’ve just been warned that John Cleese will be setting a challenge for fellow comedians later on the Today programme: “The first question I would say is: can you tell me a woke joke?” he says. Hard hats on for that segment. theguardian.com

  • As her father all-but disappeared from her life, a young Carrie resented sharing her mother with the world. She even took to sleeping on a rug on the floor next to her bed when she was at home, creeping out quietly in the morning before the MGM star woke. telegraph.co.uk

  • As the apparent “rule book” for art grows ever longer, and the list of approved forms of expression becomes smaller, celebrities and corporations are falling over themselves to curry favour with the crusaders who enforce “woke law” across the internet. telegraph.co.uk

  • At a recent dinner party I attended in south-west London, a man in his 60s demanded of a bellicose woke vegan in her 20s how she could dispute that sex was a biological fact – that you are born either male or female, based on immutable physical traits. telegraph.co.uk

  • But Dominic Cavendish’s grievance is not with Shakespeare’s authorship. It is with the variety of approaches to presenting the plays, some of which he does not care for, and which he regards as incessantly “woke”. telegraph.co.uk

  • Clumsy sermonising has been a bugbear all series, but this week was refreshingly free of the “woke” factor – although the fact that Graham’s two friends happened to be disabled and black verged on being beyond BBC parody. telegraph.co.uk

  • Davos has no shortage of weird and woke corporate slogans, but this one is particularly baffling. Is Salesforce telling bosses to ‘get in the sea’? Threatening a revolutionary drowning of the bosses? Or offering a kids’ tv-style dunking? telegraph.co.uk

  • Despite hating guns, Harris stars as a tough cop up for a fight in her new action thriller. She talks about how she almost quit acting after Moonlight, the pain of her family’s past and Bond getting woke theguardian.com

  • For the last three months of my drinking, I couldn’t stop – I would start from the minute I woke up. I live next door to a supermarket, so I would go there to get alcohol and that would be my only trip out of the house most days. theguardian.com

  • He insisted the BBC is not “the woke corporation” after a decision not to sing Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory at the Last Night of the Proms led to accusations it is out of touch with its audience. telegraph.co.uk