Awe-struck

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Awe-struck Struck with awe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • awe-struck Impressed or struck with awe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Awe-struck struck or affected with awe
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. agi, A.S. ege, fear; cog. with Gael. eaghal; Gr. achos, anguish.

Usage

In literature:

But the prince had no time for the awed, stupefied condition into which sight of her had struck me.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Nevertheless they stood silent, surprised and almost awe-struck.
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
Once Phoebe inquired in a low, awe-struck voice, 'Shall I be put on oath?
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I remember how awe-struck I was during my first term.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
The poor lads had never looked upon death before: they were both awe-struck, silent, and motionless for a while.
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
It struck Court, Jury, and people, nay, even the Prisoners themselves, in many instances, with awe.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
When all was over, it is said that many of the members seemed awe-struck.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
The people crowded out of their houses along the thickly settled streets awe-struck and wondering.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
And no man can attentively peruse the sacred volume without being awe-struck.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The awe-struck crowd hardly knew what Phil was doing until she had crossed the ice and begun to climb.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
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In poetry:

And as on Israel's awe-struck ear
The voice exceeding loud,
The trump, that angels quake to hear,
Thrilled from the deep, dark cloud;
"Whitsunday" by John Keble
Oft have I paused to hear its tender sounds,
Awe-struck, as when within some pure, fair breast
A spirit song, escaping heavenly bounds,
Creeps, hushing all the soul to perfect rest.
"Bertha" by Alexander Anderson
Again 'twas silence—when from out the gloom,
She saw, with awe-struck eye, a phantom glide:
Twas Henry's form!—what pencil shall presume
To paint her horror!—HENRY AS HE DIED!
"Henry and Eliza" by Thomas Gent
Awe-struck we picture to ourselves
That brow serene and fair,
That gentle face, the long rich curls
Of wavy golden hair,
And those deep wondrous, star-like eyes,
Holy and calm as midnight skies.
"Our Saviour’s Boyhood" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
I knew not why, but it struck mine eye
With a dull damp sense of awe,
And bankward densely crawling by,
Crude Shapes methought I saw!
But I must not back, I said, alack!
But down at once and draw.
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
And during his travels in Africa he made strange discoveries,
He discovered a dwarfish race of people called pigmies,
Who are said to be the original natives of Africa,
And when Stanley discovered them he was struck with awe.
"A Tribute to Henry M. Stanley" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Families like the Kennedys, Bushes, and Romneys will likely ever seek political power – and the public may well respond with a certain star-struck awe.
Shrieked my awe-struck 5-year-old, peering out the monorail window as we made our way into Disney's Magic Kingdom.
We were awe struck with the lush green of the Blufields, Panama after 17 months of the blue sky/seas of our voayage.
For over 30 years, the "World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions " have left millions of people awe struck with their performances.
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