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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. 2018.
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  • Then I marvel not,' said Eleanor, in a low, awe-struck voice.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • We are awe-struck at their power, and magnify the mystery of their existence.

    By the Christmas Fire

    Samuel McChord Crothers
  • But were you not frightened,—awe-struck in this dark and horrible place, alone?

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • Yes,” answered Henderson in an awe-struck voice, “Daubeny is dead.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • "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
  • Possibly an inexperienced youth may be awe-struck by the quotation from Cuvier.

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • "'To the admirable Valgrand from a comrade,'" she read in awe-struck tones.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • One awe-struck look they gave it, and then fled howling into the woods.

    The Norsemen in the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • Mr. and Mrs. Crow stood on the edge of the group, awe-struck and silent.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • awe-struck, I looked at the tall young man, and he was the very essence of wrath.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill

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