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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Awe \Awe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Awed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
   To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to
   control by inspiring dread.

         That same eye whose bend doth awe the world. --Shak.

         His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the
         bystanders.                              --Macaulay.

Awe \Awe\ ([add]), n. [OE. a[yogh]e, aghe, fr. Icel. agi; akin
   to AS. ege, [=o]ga, Goth. agis, Dan. ave chastisement, fear,
   Gr. 'a`chos pain, distress, from the same root as E. ail.
   [root]3. Cf. {Ugly}.]
   1. Dread; great fear mingled with respect. [Obs. or

            His frown was full of terror, and his voice Shook
            the delinquent with such fits of awe. --Cowper.

   2. The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an
      undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime;
      reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.

            There is an awe in mortals' joy, A deep mysterious
            fear.                                 --Keble.

            To tame the pride of that power which held the
            Continent in awe.                     --Macaulay.

            The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the
            mountain, may fill the mind with awe -- the sense of
            our own littleness in some greater presence or
            power.                                --C. J. Smith.

   {To stand in awe of}, to fear greatly; to reverence

   Syn: See {Reverence}.

Source : WordNet®

     n 1: an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; "he stared
          over the edge with a feeling of awe"
     2: a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
        [syn: {fear}, {reverence}, {veneration}]

     v : inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the

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