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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 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 While Dalcourt is listed as the Crimson Tide’s third-string center, Hailermariam said Lee will not be too awed by the prospect of opening his college career as the starting middle linebacker. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "St. Frances football coaches know Shane Lee is ready for start at Alabama: ‘He just does things the right way’," 29 Aug. 2019 As children, Grace and Lena would watch with awed fascination whenever their mother dressed up to go to a party. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, "Influenced by Her Children, Laurie Simmons Exits Her Comfort Zone," 27 Apr. 2018 These chemical cocktails contain some of the most potent compounds known, and their fearsome power has awed people since the dawn of history. Quanta Magazine, "Moonlighting Genes Evolve for a Venomous Job," 22 June 2017 The film awed critics, and McKenzie’s heart-stopping performance heralded the arrival of a star. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, "Rising Star Alert! Meet New Zealand’s Thomasin McKenzie," 7 Dec. 2018 Translation: Be prepared to be awed and overwhelmed. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Things to Do in Seattle," 16 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of awed

1592, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2019

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“Awed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awed. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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