awe-inspiring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj awe-inspiring inspiring awe or admiration or wonder "New York is an amazing city","the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight","the awesome complexity of the universe","this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville","Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Hill
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    “The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.”

Idioms

Awe inspiring - Something or someone that is awe inspiring amazes people in a slightly frightening but positive way.
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Usage

In literature:

It was an awe-inspiring spectacle.
"The Scarlet Plague" by Jack London
The rich New York shipping merchant inspired the country storekeeper with awe.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
When he had reached his final period, the silence was awe-inspiring.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
A heavy roll of awe-inspiring thunder followed the flash.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
It was the same with them on the first coming of the cholera, that mysterious awe-inspiring infliction.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
This was incomprehensible to me, for I could imagine no more awe-inspiring position than the one we then occupied.
"The Black Wolf Pack" by Dan Beard
But there is something awe-inspiring to a young girl in the sudden death of even an old person.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
The various devices by which this removal is insured are most astonishing and awe-inspiring.
"My Studio Neighbors" by William Hamilton Gibson
In due time these, too, were over, the awe-inspiring examination passed, and Smiles was accepted as worthy of a place among the pupil nurses.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
A couple of hundred 5.9's came over, and we had a view of rapid awe-inspiring bursts, and of men rushing for cover.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Piang, the playfellow, had vanished, and Piang, the charm boy, was so superior, so awe-inspiring.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
An awe-inspiring spectacle met their gaze.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
This rapid described an arc of a circle, forming an awe-inspiring whirlpool below the actual fall.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
That awe-inspiring title, Son of God, struck yet deeper into Pilate's troubled conscience.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
Some were bleak and barren, but none the less grand, impressive, and awe-inspiring.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
There is something mystic and awe-inspiring in the sight, the sound, the whole condition, of this strange worship.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
These ceremonies are never begun till after sun-set, in order to inspire the votaries with greater awe.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
There was no attempt to inspire the visitor with awe.
"The Diamond Lens" by Fitz-James O'brien
He brought his defilement into the most awe-inspiring sanctuary the world has ever known.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
If his grandfather filled him with awe, his grandmother inspired him with love, from the very start.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
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In poetry:

For straight a farmer brought a plank,—
(Mysteriously inspired)—
And laying it unto the ship,
In silent awe retired.
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain
O death! Thou awe-inspiring prince,
That keepst the world in fear;
Why dost thou tear more blest ones hence,
And leave him ling’ring here?
"My Childhood Home I See Again" by Abraham Lincoln
Thy mercy, Lord! unto thy servants show,
Inspire each breast with a religious awe,
Our stubborn hearts and inclinations bow,
That we may faithfully fulfil each law :
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
A rainbow in the high cerulean clime,
With awe-inspiring grandeur stood unfurl'd;
From pole to pole, it spanned this reeling world,
And, on its turning axis, rode sublime.
"The Shower" by George Hannibal Temple
At each response the sacred rite requires,
From her full bosom bursts the unbidden sigh.
A strange mysterious awe the scene inspires;
And on her lips the trembling accents die.
"To a Friend on his Marriage" by Samuel Rogers
David.
No. The vast colossal statue nor inspires
Respect nor fear. Mere magnitude of form,
Without proportioned intellect and valour,
Strikes not my soul with reverence or with awe.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

I grew up around New York City and the majesty of Manhattan inspires no awe in me.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests — so early that dinosaurs might have roamed near this natural wonder.
The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests -- so early that dinosaurs might have roamed near this natural wonder.
Some of the pictures were of the beautiful wildlife, but most were of the awe inspiring mountains that still take my breath away.
An Awe-Inspiring Time-Lapse Journey Through California's Redwood Groves .
Explores the sacred spaces and awe-inspiring architectural wonders of Toledo's historic places of worship.
Awe-inspiring Ohio Modern architecture in our own backyard.
Instrumental trio is equal parts amusing and awe-inspiring.
An Awe-Inspiring Time- Lapse Journey Through California's Redwood Groves.
LOS ANGELES – Argument has raged for decades over what doomed the ancient Maya civilization and spurred its people to abandon their awe-inspiring temples and pyramids in the rainforests of Mexico and Central America.
LOS ANGELES-Argument has raged for decades over what doomed the ancient Maya civilization and spurred its people to abandon their awe-inspiring temples and pyramids in the rainforests of Mexico and Central America.
LOS ANGELES — Argument has raged for decades over what doomed the ancient Maya civilization and spurred its people to abandon their awe-inspiring temples and pyramids in the rainforests of Mexico and Central America.
LOS ANGELES—Argument has raged for decades over what doomed the ancient Maya civilization and spurred its people to abandon their awe-inspiring temples and pyramids in the rainforests of Mexico and Central America.
The fourth song is "In My Time of Dying" from the Physical Graffiti album, and it is an awe-inspiring display of musical talent.
One of the most awe-inspiring attractions in Iceland from September through April is the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights .
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In science:

It is the realm for the cosmological artisans studying the tantalizing and beautiful patterns and ob jects which render our Universe such an awe-inspiring realm of beauty and wealth.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Galaxies certainly are amongst the most beautiful, complex and awe-inspiring creations in the Universe.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
It is even more awe-inspiring to watch the ATLAS and CMS experiments pursue their analyses.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for Higgs Hunting 2012
But whatever eventually (cid:13)ies, the potential for learning fundamental things about the Universe is awe-inspiring.
CMB Anisotropies, Large-Scale Structure and the Future
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