overawed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj overawed overcome by a feeling of awe
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Usage

In literature:

He had found England a power of the second order, overawed by France and dictated to by Ferdinand of Spain.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Such fine dresses and such die-away manners overawed Prudy.
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
But Charlie was too intent on his mission to allow himself to be quite overawed.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
His manner rather overawed the two boys, who thought it wise to be civil to begin with, at any rate.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
By this means I hope to overawe them and bring them to reason.
"A Middy in Command" by Harry Collingwood
Still, there was something overawing in the solitude of that early ride.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
He was overawed by the Serjeant, and profoundly courteous to the attorney.
"The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick A Lecture" by Frank Lockwood
He was no respecter of persons, and neither rank, nor reputation, nor services overawed him.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
Our numbers overawed them, I suppose.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
One after another three seamen came tumbling out abashed and overawed.
"A Wounded Name" by Charles King
His mission was to organize, to introduce system and submission, and above all else to overawe.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
He will show fight, and it may save bloodshed to overawe him.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Even the stock-broker seemed to be overawed by my tremendous voice and my fierce appearance.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
Because you are a Hercules, and I a titmouse, don't think I am overawed by your knitted eyebrows.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Here is an unspeakably overawing subject.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
The desolateness of the place overawed my young heart.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV." by Various
Most people, myself included, are overawed by the dignity and significance of our environment here; not so this Canadian.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, February 16, 1916" by Various
Overawed by his authority they fell back, and soldiers approached.
"The Martyr of the Catacombs" by Anonymous
Gertrude suppressed her astonishment; she felt somehow overawed by the unconventionalities of the West.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
The savages were overawed by the coolness and courage of this intrepid officer.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
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In poetry:

Yet if some proper hour appear,
I'll not be overawed,
But let the scoffing sinners hear
That I can speak for God.
"Psalm 39 part 1" by Isaac Watts
``Platform and Senate, Cabinet and Court,
You shall cajole, convert, or overawe;
Whithersoe'er you speciously disport,
Your wordy Will be law.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
"Bringing my scanty tribute, overawed,
To Him who reapeth where He hath not strawed,
I tremble like a culprit when I count
My whole vast debt's amount.
"But One Talent" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Enough that all around is fair,
Composed with Nature's finest care,
And in her fondest love—-
Peace to embosom and content—-
To overawe the turbulent,
The selfish to reprove.
"The Wishing Gate Destroyed" by William Wordsworth
When they returned the realm to overawe,
They prayed those maniacs to quit cave and den,
And use their old good customs once again;
But these made answer with fist, tooth, and claw:
"Sonnet XII." by Tommaso Campanella

In science:

At the beginning Einstein was confused from the abrupt transition from scalar theory to tensors: "I thought again about the scalar theory [from Prague] when I was at first a bit overawed by the complexity of the equations which Grossmann and I wrote down a little later.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
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