awe


awe
[[t]ɔ͟ː[/t]]
awes, awed
1) N-UNCOUNT Awe is the feeling of respect and amazement that you have when you are faced with something wonderful and often rather frightening.

She gazed in awe at the great stones...

His fellow officers regarded him with awe as some sort of genius...

She filled me with a sense of awe.

2) VERB: usu passive, no cont If you are awed by someone or something, they make you feel respectful and amazed, though often rather frightened.

[be V-ed] I am still awed by David's courage...

[V-ed] The crowd listened in awed silence.

3) PHRASE: V inflects If you are in awe of someone or if you stand in awe of them, you have a lot of respect for them and are slightly afraid of them.

Caroline hardly dared talk in Alex's presence, she was so in awe of him.


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