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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Deep respect mixed with fear and wonder.

Usage examples (30)
  • He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
  • He stared over the edge with a feeling of awe
  • The one that just has me in awe, is the Sugared Walnut ...
  • The people honoured him and stood in awe of him, v. 8. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Say "aw" (an expression of sympathy or dislike) when teasing your little brother, but not when responding to a person of whom you are in "awe" (fearful reverence).
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