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[aw-struhk] /ˈɔˌstrʌk/
filled with awe.
Also, awestruck, awe-stricken, awestricken
[aw-strik-uh n] /ˈɔˌstrɪk ən/ (Show IPA)
Origin of awe-struck
First recorded in 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And Cora had turned sidewise in her seat next to him at the theatre and had looked up at him adoringly, awe-struck.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Yes,” answered Henderson in an awe-struck voice, “Daubeny is dead.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • And she thrust the trembling, awe-struck children into the room that had been her prison, and turned the key upon them.

  • "That was it," said Lestrade, in an awe-struck voice; and we were all silent for a while.

    A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "It is on the moraine," the men said, with awe-struck looks at one another.

    Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But were you not frightened,—awe-struck in this dark and horrible place, alone?

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • A shrill, boyish voice broke out above the subdued, awe-struck chatter of the crowd.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • One awe-struck look they gave it, and then fled howling into the woods.

    The Norsemen in the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • She knelt by him, burying her awe-struck face in his bosom, and clung to him with all the fervor of her soul.

    The Ghost William. D. O'Connor
  • Mr. and Mrs. Crow stood on the edge of the group, awe-struck and silent.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon

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