: showing awe
awed respect

Example Sentences

gave the nationally known golfer an awed look
Recent Examples on the Web His single-minded devotion to his people’s cause awed followers and stunned relatives. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 4 June 2023 Seemingly out of nowhere, a coterie had emerged of sashed, stiletto’ed contestants streaming through the lobby en route to the Celebrate Miss America Show, where they would be awarded various scholarships, smiling and waving at awed Mohegan Sun patrons. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 18 Dec. 2021 Barcellos is awed — and exhausted — by what nature has wrought. Brennon Dixson, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2023 A lot of people question Silverio’s career, starting with his wife, Camilla (Ximena Lamadrid), who sees through his false humility and other forms of neurotic armor, or his 17-year-old son, the very Americanized Lorenzo (Íker Sánchez Solano), who is less than awed by his father’s achievements. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 1 Sep. 2022 The story unfolds cleanly and efficiently, featuring only 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, 18 Aug. 2022 Yes, the show is awed, sometimes, by space. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 5 May 2021 Santos is both aware of their relationship and apparently now awed by it. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 16 Mar. 2023 There is the awed protégé. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 10 Jun. 2023.

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