Definition of 'awe'
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The act is expertly crafted to take spectators on a rollercoaster ride of fear and awe. Smithsonian Mag (2017)I was probably in shock or awe of him. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We could not help feeling a certain mixture of awe and admiration. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But you still feel awed by the enormity of what is going on here. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This goal leaves me laughing and gawping with amazement and awe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are less about winning hearts and minds than inflicting shock and awe. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)You are supposed to share his sense of awe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They lived in awe and fear of the man at the same time. The Sun (2013)Yet they evoked awe and wonder and many were canonized. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)We all approached the remix with respect and awe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What was more surprising was the awe she inspired in her political rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But we must not have too much admiration and awe. The Sun (2007)Buildings designed to shock and awe fail as places of human occupation and business. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The heat and the smell filled me with a strange sense of awe and wonder. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But how far should we be swayed by this envy or the awe we feel for their feats on the pitch? Times, Sunday Times (2007)He wanted us to gaze up at his Sistine ceiling and be awed by the power of divinity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Reading the stories of political dissidents, it is impossible not to be awed by their courage and their inner strength. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I watched in awe at his courage as he completed six steps, which left him exhausted. The Sun (2009)Its bearer stood waiting in respectful awe as Lady Maria uncovered its face. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)The five claimed the recordings were only made to 'shock and awe' people. The Sun (2008)And he adds: 'The crowd were in awe. The Sun (2012)He is said to be 'in awe' of her. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'awe'
British English: awe NOUN
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.
British English: awe VERB
If you are awed by someone or something, they make you feel respectful and amazed, though often rather frightened.
I am still awed by his courage.
Definition of awe from the Collins English Dictionary
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