Awe
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] [1913 Webster]

His frown was full of terror, and his voice Shook the delinquent with such fits of awe. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

There is an awe in mortals' joy, A deep mysterious fear. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

To tame the pride of that power which held the Continent in awe. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{To stand in awe of}, to fear greatly; to reverence profoundly. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Reverence}. [1913 Webster]


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