Awe definitions

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A mixed feeling of reverence, fear, and wonder, caused by something majestic, sublime, sacred, etc.
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The power of inspiring intense fear or fearful reverence.
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Terror; dread.
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To inspire awe in; fill with awe.
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A feeling of respect or reverence mixed with dread and wonder, often inspired by something majestic or powerful.
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To fill with awe.

Tourists who are awed by the ancient monument.

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The definition of awe is a strong feeling of respect or amazement brought on by something that is beautiful or sacred.

If a person is filled with admiration at the sight of the Grand Canyon, then that is an example of a person who is filled with awe.

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Awe is defined to cause someone to be impressed or have feelings of reverence.

An example of awe is when you amaze your friend with how smart you are as you get all the answers right on Jeopardy.

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A feeling of fear and reverence.
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A feeling of amazement.
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(1) (Advanced Wave Effects) A Creative Labs brand for its Sound Blaster cards. See Sound Blaster.
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To control by inspiring dread.
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The power to inspire dread.
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Dread.
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Origin of awe

From Old English eġe, influenced during Middle English by forms from the Old Norse cognate agi, both from Proto-Germanic *agaz.