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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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awestruck

/ˈɔːˌstrʌk/
adjective
1.
overcome or filled with awe
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Word Origin and History for awestruck
adj.

1630s, "overwhelmed by reverential fear," from awe (n.) + struck (see strike (v.)).

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