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
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.
For Crawford, one of the main forces behind the awesome charity wine auction First Downs for Down Syndrome and the father of a child with Down Syndrome, backing an event that benefits area children was an easy choice.
But the best part is its awesome smell, a refreshing cucumber scent.
The fireworks for last night's official @Guardians ride opening at #Disneyland were awesome.
The ghost sharks and ghost birds — OK, stay with us — are pretty awesome, too.
Having Steve Madden compile this lineup of [female-led] acts and putting us all together is really awesome.
The lack of role models as well as sources of reference material can create an awesome feeling of isolation.
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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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