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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

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In keeping with this tenor of awed hero-worship, Hemingway’s repeated patterns of punishing women whose attentions wander, even for legitimate reasons, is rarely recounted. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, "Hemingway’s Last Girl," 12 July 2018 Its tone was both awed and suspicious, with constant references to a hot, possibly gullible, market in contemporary art. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018 This is the most reliable pairing in crime fiction, the eccentric genius and the awed bystander to it — Holmes and Watson, Salander and Blomkvist, Poirot and Hastings — and the real Horowitz, lurking backstage, plays it perfectly. Charles Finch, USA TODAY, "These 4 new mysteries are guaranteed to heat up your summer," 13 June 2018 The audience sat in awed silence for a full minute before thundering its approval. John Von Rhein,, "Review: Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the CSO in an eloquent Mahler Ninth Symphony," 18 May 2018 Nicholas Hoel is the heir to a family art project—several generations committed to photographing, once a month, the growth of a chestnut tree—that has instilled in him an awed appreciation of human transience. Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic, "The Novel That Asks, ‘What Went Wrong With Mankind?’," 11 May 2018 Like a perfectly sharp chef’s knife, the Hugo 2 leaves me awed by its precision but also bruised by its merciless sharpness. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment," 24 Apr. 2018 Yet the last major biography of the man — A. Scott Berg’s 2013 Wilson— emphasized his complexity, taking a somewhat awed measure of his unlikely rise and failed idealism in seeking global peace after World War I by championing the League of Nations. Matt Damsker, USA TODAY, "Was Woodrow Wilson a racist? New biography of the president takes on the question," 2 May 2018 Parental panic attack: From quips about his awed commentary filming his kids' soccer game to being irritated by their unruly friends on a bad play date, Sandler displayed the love and annoyance that come with parenting. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Adam Sandler filmed his Milwaukee concert for his Netflix special. Here's what to expect.," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of awed

1592, in the meaning defined above

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a wee bit

a week

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The first known use of awed was in 1592

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