awakening ( awakenings plural )
1 n-count The awakening of a feeling or realization is the start of it.
usu sing, with supp
...the awakening of national consciousness in people.
2 If you have a rude awakening, you are suddenly made aware of an unpleasant fact.
rude awakening phrase
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