awe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Awe \Awe\ ([add]), n. [OE. a[yogh]e, aghe, fr. Icel. agi; akin
   to AS. ege, [=o]ga, Goth. agis, Dan. ave chastisement, fear,
   Gr. 'a`chos pain, distress, from the same root as E. ail.
   [root]3. Cf. Ugly.]
   1. Dread; great fear mingled with respect. [Obs. or
      Obsolescent]
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            His frown was full of terror, and his voice
            Shook the delinquent with such fits of awe.
                                                  --Cowper.
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   2. The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an
      undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime;
      reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.
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            There is an awe in mortals' joy,
            A deep mysterious fear.               --Keble.
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            To tame the pride of that power which held the
            Continent in awe.                     --Macaulay.
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            The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the
            mountain, may fill the mind with awe -- the sense of
            our own littleness in some greater presence or
            power.                                --C. J. Smith.
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   To stand in awe of, to fear greatly; to reverence
      profoundly.
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   Syn: See Reverence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Awe \Awe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Awing.]
   To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to
   control by inspiring dread.
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         That same eye whose bend doth awe the world. --Shak.
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         His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the
         bystanders.                              --Macaulay.
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