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Definition of awed

: showing awe awed respect

Examples of awed in a Sentence

gave the nationally known golfer an awed look
Recent Examples on the Web For all the awed headlines, Inspiration4 is still the whimsy of a billionaire; the Falcon 9 rocket was chartered from SpaceX for somewhere south of $200 million by businessman Jared Isaacman, who's successfully washed the mission in feel-good PR. Jeva Lange, The Week, 15 Sep. 2021 Journalists trekked to Theranos’s headquarters in Palo Alto, producing a flood of equally awed and flawed stories. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 Visoski’s account of Epstein, although not precisely laudatory, was still plenty awed. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 1 Dec. 2021 Thompson-Robinson hit Chase Cota on a skipping-into-the-end-zone 14-yard touchdown pass that left folks laughing in awed surprise at the dominance. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2021 The story of his career is one of visual impressions and awed testimonials from those who lined up with and against him. Childs Walker,, 11 Oct. 2021 The category of the awed spectator does not apply to those who live with the violence of machines and recalcitrant matter. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 19 Aug. 2021 Lily Aldrige, Sasha Exeter, and Samira Nasr came in strong with strings of awed emojis. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 7 Sep. 2021 Samantha Power, the former American ambassador to the UN, tweeted in awed support. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of awed

1591, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Awed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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