He had a notebook in his hand—that terrible weapon which awes even the London cabman.
Surely it can't be merely his habit;——there's something in him that awes me.
Then comes the dark cell, an experience which awes the boldest.
Hence, while the one pleases, the other awes and subdues us.
Blake on the wing has a strange beauty, a swift, direct and strenuous flight that thrills and awes the imaginative spectator.
The majesty of Night is so contagious, it awes, it inspires.
With all this, I affect a grave and serious air, that awes and imposes upon them.
The beauty and boldness of the scenery on either side alternately enchants and awes.
To show fear, is to whet an Indian's appetite for blood: coolness confounds and awes him when anything will.
Is it, thought I, the shadow of a sinister catastrophe that already projects over and awes, appalls him?
c.1300, earlier aghe, c.1200, from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse agi "fright;" from Proto-Germanic *agiz- (cf. Old English ege "fear," Old High German agiso "fright, terror," Gothic agis "fear, anguish"), from PIE *agh-es- (cf. Greek akhos "pain, grief"), from root *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid" (see ail). Current sense of "dread mixed with veneration" is due to biblical use with reference to the Supreme Being. Awe-inspiring is recorded from 1814.