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Definition of awed

: showing awe awed respect

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Examples of awed in a Sentence

gave the nationally known golfer an awed look
Recent Examples on the Web The assistant coaches were presented their rings via videos of UCLA Health’s frontline pandemic workers, and the awed respect on the coaches’ eyes was priceless. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Lakers look like champs for a moment, then just look tired and tight on opening night," 22 Dec. 2020 As time went on, Issac became more and more awed by her. Larissa Macfarquhar, The New Yorker, "When One Parent Leaves a Hasidic Community, What Happens to the Kids?," 30 Nov. 2020 Trails are the cathedrals of the wild, leaving us both awed and humbled before a presence larger than ourselves. Nicholas Kristof, National Geographic, "America’s neglected hiking trails are more popular than ever—but they’re struggling," 8 Sep. 2020 In testing, we were awed by how well this brush was able to dry roots, despite its roller-barrel size. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend," 15 Aug. 2020 But when the local's president stepped to the mic, the room listened in awed silence. Jamie L. Lareau, USA TODAY, "General Motors shocks nearly 1,000 temp workers with full-time promotions; Ford promotes 592," 8 Jan. 2020 Throughout, the author’s tone is awed, reaching for the profound. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "Jeff Sharlet’s Flawed Experiment in Empathy," 11 Feb. 2020 Yet the market remains unshocked and not the slightest bit awed (even with the shadow of actual conflict in Saudi Arabia’s neighborhood lurking in the background). Washington Post, "Saudi ‘Whatever It Takes’ Runs into Oil Market’s ‘Whatever’," 9 Aug. 2019 Dalton and Cody remain awed by everything their mother achieved. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, "DPS, sons still looking for who dumped the gravel that led to I-37 crash, death of San Antonio mother," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of awed

1591, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Awed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awed. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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