- 1A feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder: they gazed in awe at the small mountain of diamonds the sight filled me with awe his staff members are in awe of himMore example sentences
- No doubt they were in awe of her wonderful creation, not that she could blame them.
- I am thinking of awe, reverence, respect and emotions too deep for words.
- She wondered what it felt like to have that kind of passion and was in awe of their desire to get the job done.
- 1.1 • archaic Capacity to inspire awe: is it any wonder that Christmas Eve has lost its awe?More example sentences
- The ministry has lost its awe and power.
- The Metro has lost its awe, and I now feel like a true Muscovite as I monotonously ride the Metro without effort.
- The Home Run Derby has already lost some of its awe and eventually these new games and contests would grow old and boring as well.
verb[with object] (usually be awed) Back to top
- Inspire with awe: they were both awed by the vastness of the forestMore example sentences
- As a struggling artist, this kind of thing inspires me and awes me.
- He was awed and terrified, and wondered if this wasn't just some horrible dream that he needed to wake up from.
- Be awed by the untouched vastness of some of the oldest mountains on the planet.
Old English ege 'terror, dread, awe', replaced in Middle English by forms related to Old Norse agi.