: showing awe
awed respect

Examples of awed in a Sentence

gave the nationally known golfer an awed look
Recent Examples on the Web After the ceremony, Kelce said he was awed by the visit. Daniel Desrochers, Kansas City Star, 17 May 2024 Auden, at 34, rumpled and eccentric, awed Hayden by reciting poems from memory in German and Latin. Tom Stanton, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2024 Diaz recalled her first trip to SXSW, in 2004, and talked in awed tones about a Kathleen Edwards set from earlier in the afternoon. Cat Cardenas, Rolling Stone, 14 Mar. 2024 Perry subsequently shared her awed reaction to the concert on her Instagram Stories. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 23 Feb. 2024 The story unfolds cleanly and efficiently, featuring three characters — genius tech CEO Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac); his awed underling Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson); and Bateman's latest creation, a sexualized piece of AI named Ava (Alicia Vikander) — in a single location. Katie Rife, EW.com, 16 Oct. 2023 Hair products can work for one form of curls and not others so I was awed at how this brush detangled my hair. Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2024 Usher awed during his 13-minute performance for the Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show and turned Allegiant Stadium into his playground – with a little help from longtime pals and collaborators Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Will.i.am., Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2024 Fans captured Kelce's awed reaction while watching alongside the pop star's father, Scott Swift. Shania Russell, EW.com, 14 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of awed was in 1591

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“Awed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awed. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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