awaken an interest

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  • My appearance seemed to awaken an interest for which I was not prepared. Cited from That Affair Next Door, by Anna Katharine Green
  • This of itself is enough to awaken an interest for a little town; but what is its appearance? Cited from Pictures of Sweden, by Hans Christian Andersen
  • We shall see how at the same time they introduce and unfold their own characters and awaken an interest in the main action. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 20, June, 1859, by Various
  • Then, his instinct being always to draw to himself what he desired, he strove to awaken an interest in her. Cited from Princess, by Mary Greenway McClelland
  • We must remember we are to investigate the past, and to awaken an interest in the history of a people who trod this earth in ages long ago. Cited from The Prehistoric World, by E. A. Allen
  • Is it too much to say, that scarcely a service is performed in any congregation in the land, which does not awaken an interest in some one who before was indifferent? Cited from The Christian Life, by Thomas Arnold
  • They were written merely for popular effect, to be spoken before a miscellaneous audience, in which any abstract topics of moral philosophy would be the last to awaken an interest. Cited from The International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 7, August 12, 1850
  • I have been above all anxious to awaken an interest in the problems to which the further analysis of the dreamwork leads and to indicate the other themes which meet these on the way. Cited from Dream Psychology, by Sigmund Freud
  • An excellent volume for Young People of both sexes, and well calculated to awaken an interest in the History of this Continent. Cited from Aesop, in Rhyme, by Marmaduke Park
  • They awaken an interest in innocent games, afford a glimpse of beautiful pictures, and give zest to the intellectual appetite for fresh, wholesome books. Cited from White Slaves, by Louis A Banks
  • She was an excellent singer, and when she sang in the hospitals some of the popular hymns, the words and melody would often awaken an interest in the heart of the soldier for a better life. Cited from Woman's Work in the Civil War, by Brockett and Vaughan
  • Sophia then herself addressed the Guards, confirming what John had said, and endeavoring artfully to awaken an interest in their minds in her favor. Cited from Peter the Great, by Jacob Abbott
  • To furnish, under the title of Historical Recreations, a set of review questions which may serve to awaken an interest in the class and induce a more comprehensive study of the book. Cited from Brief History of the United States, by Barnes & Co
  • After this they carried us to the Infirmary, where I was yet more pleased, for the sick and the destitute awaken an interest far less painful than the wicked and contemned. Cited from The Diary and Letters of Madam D'Arblay Volume 2
  • It had not seemed to him that he then saw the present Barbara, but that which she was to be; and this future Barbara had no special connection with the present one, save to awaken an interest that caused him to be watchful of her. Cited from Barbara's Heritage, by Deristhe L. Hoyt
  • The announcement of this apparent change led to a critical examination of the object by most of the leading observers, and to a controversy which, if it had no other result, tended to awaken an interest in selenography that has been maintained ever since. Cited from The Moon, by Thomas Gwyn Elger
  • Perhaps that hour had already dawned; certainly something new, something inspiring, had now come to awaken an interest unfelt before, and leave him idly dreaming of shadowed eyes and flushed, rounded cheeks. Cited from Bob Hampton of Placer, by Randall Parrish
  • Fearful of being thought forward, yet longing to please, she seemed to awaken an interest in Lord Bromley; though he talked playfully to all three, his indulgent smile was for Bluebell. Cited from Bluebell, by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • He tried to awaken an interest in the matter by the publication of a pamphlet on the injurious consequences of the factory system, and to influence various members of Parliament to favor the passage of a law intended to improve the condition of laboring children and young people. Cited from An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England, Cheyney
  • Great surprise was <295 FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND>expressed by American newspapers, north and south, during my stay in Great Britain, that a person so illiterate and insignificant as myself could awaken an interest so marked in England. Cited from My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass #2
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