- 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 aweMore 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.
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- 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.
be (or stand) in awe of
- Feel awe for: his staff members are in awe of himMore example sentences
- I was very much in awe of him.
- The rest of the girls sat in awe of our school hero.
- He said the troops were in awe of the students' courage.
Old English ege 'terror, dread, awe', replaced in Middle English by forms related to Old Norse agi.