Awe

Definition of Awe

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n.1.Dread; great fear mingled with respect.
His frown was full of terror, and his voice
Shook the delinquent with such fits of awe.
- Cowper.
2.The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.
There is an awe in mortals' joy,
A deep mysterious fear.
- Keble.
To tame the pride of that power which held the Continent in awe.
- Macaulay.
The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the mountain, may fill the mind with awe - the sense of our own littleness in some greater presence or power.
- C. J. Smith.
To stand in awe of
to fear greatly; to reverence profoundly.
v. t.1.To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.
[imp. & p. p. Awed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Awing.]
That same eye whose bend doth awe the world.
- Shak.
His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the bystanders.
- Macaulay.

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