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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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But did you deeply scan him in his more secret confidential hours; when he thought no glance but one was on him; then you would have seen that even as Ahab's eyes so awed the crew's, the inscrutable Parsee's glance awed his; or somehow, at least, in some wild way, at times affected it.
The Tahitians were plainly awed by the silence and gloom and mystery of the place and happening, but they showed themselves doggedly unafraid, and were for pushing on.
It was so because it could not help itself, but the awed respect of the early days was gone.