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 Meanings and Examples of AWE
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awe
 n.  mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
Classic Sentence: (71 in 5 pages)
1  The East remembered generations when there had been no railroad, and had no awe of it; but here the railroads had been before time was.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
2  And more than all, if just previous to putting your hand into the tar-pot, you have been lording it as a country schoolmaster, making the tallest boys stand in awe of you.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  And yet I also felt a strange awe of him; but that sort of awe, which I cannot at all describe, was not exactly awe; I do not know what it was.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
4  I felt at once his deliberateness and personal dignity, and was a little in awe of him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
5  Though Antonia loved her father more than she did anyone else, she stood in awe of her elder brother.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
6  Even the packers were in awe of him, so the men said.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
7  "Oh," said Jurgis, wonderingly, and stated at the speaker in awe.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 17
8  They spoke together, and the sounds of their voices were low and solemn, as if influenced by a reverence that was deeply blended with awe.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
9  The trained bodies of the troops threw themselves quickly into solid masses, endeavoring to awe their assailants by the imposing appearance of a military front.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
10  The flushed countenance, angry eye and swelling figure of the scout, produced a sensation of secret awe in all that heard him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
11  His people readily constructed his unintelligible language into one of those mysterious conferences he was believed to hold so frequently with a superior intelligence and they awaited the issue of the revelation in awe.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
12  His lean features wore an expression of awe and admiration.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
13  Her husband, who made no professions to any particular religious character, nevertheless reverenced and respected the consistency of hers, and stood, perhaps, a little in awe of her opinion.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
14  Tom looked at the child with awe; and when she, hearing her father's voice, glided away, he wiped his eyes many times, as he looked after her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  George sat fixed with solemn awe.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
Example Sentence:
1  The tourists gazed with awe at the tremendous expanse of the Grand Canyon.
2  She gazed with awe at the mighty cataract known as Niagara Falls.
3  The titter that rippled around the room appeared to abash the boy, but in reality that result was caused rather more by his worshipful awe of his unknown idol and the dread pleasure that lay in his high good fortune.
4  He felt wonder mingled with awe at the Grand Canyon.
5  The audience was awed into silence by her stunning performance.