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awe-struck

[aw-struhk] /ˈɔˌstrʌk/
adjective
1.
filled with awe.
Also, awestruck, awe-stricken, awestricken
[aw-strik-uh n] /ˈɔˌstrɪk ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of awe-struck
1625-1635
1625-35
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  • At every station silent, awe-stricken crowds were gathered to question of the state of the beloved sufferer.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • She stood among them, amazed, awe-stricken, but not like one affrighted or dismayed.

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Some of them were still chattering, staring overhead with awe-stricken eyes.

    One Purple Hope! Henry Hasse
  • Harriet led the way, about a dozen people following, all awe-stricken and silent.

    The Beth Book Sarah Grand
  • I reported the calamity at breakfast table in an awe-stricken whisper to Milly, who turned a trifle pale.

  • Then she whispered in an awe-stricken voice, "Does my mother know?"

  • A dead silence fell on the awe-stricken crowd, whose gaze was concentrated now on the one figure.

  • Joe, she said, in an awe-stricken voice, did Father whip you?

    A Tale of the Tow-Path Homer Greene
  • To shirk this matter thus is craven, doubtless; but I am awe-stricken and tremble, for truly, "the rage of the sheep is terrible!"

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies James McNeill Whistler
  • They stared at its passage, awe-stricken and perplexed beyond their power of words.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells

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