Examples of awesome in a Sentence
the awesome sight of an erupting volcano
It was an awesome responsibility.
We had an awesome task ahead of us.
We had an awesome time at the concert.
You did an awesome job on that project.
The movie was totally awesome.
Recent Examples of awesome from the Web
These awesome silicone molds by Tate Selection are on sale for just $14.99!
All around me were people getting their awesome on.
Like It by Joanna Scutts (11/14, Liveright) The first biography of Hillis, the first self-help-book author to tell American women that living alone, without men, was awesome.
The farmers market on Tuesday afternoon into the evening brings awesome produce and prepared foods of multiple varieties.
From 3D printing to Minecraft Modding to LittleBits and Maker’s Labs, HackShack is where kids go to get creative, get curious and make something awesome!
The Wonder Woman doll of 1976 — the year everything was red, white, and blue — had that awesome lasso and a few other removable items, but her bodice was painted on.
The master bedroom has an awesome river-rock fireplace, sitting area, and a huge custom walk-in closet complete with built in drawers.
There’s a nice little red center there, right by this awesome café that does avocado toast.
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Is the Word awesome Overused?
Many object to the use of awesome to describe something (such as a sandwich) that does not literally elicit feelings of awe. Yet the same people who insist that awesome should be used only of weighty subjects (Niagara Falls, man landing on the moon) will happily use the word awful in reference to something (such as a mess) that falls distinctly short of being “full of awe.” This weakened sense was once considered improper – in fact, complaints about it persisted through the early decades of the 20th century.
The change in meaning that awesome is undergoing may be more recent than that of awful, but both words are treading the same path. For evidence that such change is normal, we need look no further than awe, which originally meant “terror” and now carries the weaker sense “wonder.”
AWESOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of awesome for English Language Learners
: causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe
: extremely good
AWESOME Defined for Kids
Definition of awesome for Students
1 : causing a feeling of respect, fear, and wonder an awesome view of the canyon He … tried not to think of the awesome task that lay ahead of him. — Louis Sachar, Holes
2 : extremely good He made an awesome catch.
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