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awe

 (ô)
n.
1. A feeling of respect or reverence mixed with dread and wonder, often inspired by something majestic or powerful: "There was a fierce purpose in the gale ... that seemed directed at him, and made him hold his breath in awe" (Joseph Conrad).
2. Archaic
a. The power to inspire dread.
b. Dread.
tr.v. awed, aw·ing, awes
To fill with awe: tourists who are awed by the ancient monument.

[Middle English aue, from Old Norse agi.]

awed

(ɔːd)
adj
wondering and respectful
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.awed - inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverenceawed - inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads"
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
2.awed - having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dreadawed - having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread; "stood in awed silence before the shrine"; "in grim despair and awestruck wonder"
unawed - not awed

awed

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There was no resisting the music of Tamoszius, however; even the children would sit awed and wondering, and the tears would run down Teta Elzbieta's cheeks.
Tain't thunder," said Huckleberry, in an awed tone, "becuz thunder --"
Earnestness is ever deeply solemn: first, as I listened to that prayer, I wondered at his; then, when it continued and rose, I was touched by it, and at last awed.
The boy, awed by the fate of his infant brother, offered, by way of compromise, to be good if Miss Wylie would come and play with him, a proposal which provoked from his jealous mother a box on the ear that sent him howling to his cot.
When the grand-vizir presented the child to the Caliph, he was a little awed and confused, and the Caliph proceeded to explain why he had sent for him.