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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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  • 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


overcome or filled with awe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for awestruck

1630s, "overwhelmed by reverential fear," from awe (n.) + struck (see strike (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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