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  1. filled with awe.
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Also awe·struck, awe-strick·en, awe·strick·en [aw-strik-uh n] /ˈɔˌstrɪk ən/.

Origin of awe-struck

First recorded in 1625–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for awestricken

Historical Examples of awestricken

  • They were immensely excited, not at all awestricken, entirely friendly.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • “Yes; that was what woke me, Ned,” said Jack in an awestricken whisper.

    Jack at Sea

    George Manville Fenn

  • He encountered the abashed and awestricken Kipps with the praises of his system and himself.


    H. G. Wells

  • As the awestricken eyes of the terrified child fell on the mass of stone and bronze the sight smote him breathless.

  • He was sure now that he liked this new acquaintance; she seemed pleasantly to be awestricken.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

    Stewart Edward White