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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
First recorded in 1625-35
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  • I did not need the awestruck whispers round me to tell me what it was.

    Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • "I understand it all now," he exclaimed, with awestruck dismay.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • An air of awestruck expectation had replaced their usual listless apathy.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • awestruck yowls from above indicated that Prue was in hot water.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • "Aye, you may well look," he cried to the awestruck worshippers.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • I stood amongst my awestruck congregation for a few minutes.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • "I never saw Mr. Evringham so upset in my life," she said in an awestruck tone.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
British Dictionary definitions for awestruck

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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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