overawed


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Related to overawed: uneasy, unnerved, solicitous, winced

o·ver·awe

 (ō′vər-ô′)
tr.v. o·ver·awed, o·ver·aw·ing, o·ver·awes
To overcome or subdue by inspiring awe.

overawed

(ˌəʊvərˈɔːd)
adj
subdued, restrained, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe
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Adj.1.overawed - overcome by a feeling of awe
awestricken, awestruck, awed - 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"

overawed

adjective intimidated, threatened, alarmed, frightened, scared, terrified, cowed, put off, daunted, unnerved Don't be overawed by people in authority.
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overawed

[ˌəʊvərˈɔːd] adjintimidé(e)
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I was touched by his gentle tone, and overawed by his high, calm mien.
Basilio has but this ewe-lamb, and no one, however powerful he may be, shall take her from him; these two whom God hath joined man cannot separate; and he who attempts it must first pass the point of this lance;" and so saying he brandished it so stoutly and dexterously that he overawed all who did not know him.
By the utter simplicity, by the nakedness of his designs, he arrested and overawed attention.
The administration of Sir Edmund Andros lacked scarcely a single characteristic of tyranny: a Governor and Council, holding office from the King, and wholly independent of the country; laws made and taxes levied without concurrence of the people immediate or by their representatives; the rights of private citizens violated, and the titles of all landed property declared void; the voice of complaint stifled by restrictions on the press; and, finally, disaffection overawed by the first band of mercenary troops that ever marched on our free soil.
So now, at last, the free town of Boston was guarded and overawed by redcoats as it had been in the days of old Sir Edmund Andros.
Poyser, who had spoken very little, being almost overawed by her husband's unusual hardness and decision.
Together with the rest of the party, he had been overawed by our white appearance and by our magic properties; but it seemed to me that, on discovering that we ate, drank, and slept like other mortals, his awe was beginning to wear off, and to be replaced by a sullen suspicion--which made me feel rather uncomfortable.
Bert felt acutely cold, but he wasn't mountain-sick; he put on the coat and overcoat and gloves Butteridge had discarded--put them over the "Desert Dervish" sheet that covered his cheap best suit--and sat very still for a long, time, overawed by the new-found quiet of the world.
At any rate, I let them alone for the time, and I did not meddle with a volume of Shakespeare, in green cloth and cruelly fine print, which overawed me in like manner with its wood-cuts.
Tackleton muttered a few general words of assent, about its being necessary to vindicate something or other; but he was overawed by the manner of his companion.
This troop, the only defence of the prison, overawed by its firm attitude not only the disorderly riotous mass of the populace, but also the detachment of the burgher guard, which, being placed opposite the Buytenhof to support the soldiers in keeping order, gave to the rioters the example of seditious cries, shouting, --
Again the Yellow Handkerchief was overawed, and with surly looks he led three of his men aboard the Reindeer.