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Awe


AWE, noun aw. [Gr. to be astonished.]

1. Fear mingled with admiration or reverence; reverential fear.

Stand in awe and sin not. Psalms 4:4.

2. Fear; dread inspired by something great, or terrific.

AWE, verb transitive To strike with fear and reverence; to influence by fear, terror or respect; as, his majesty awed them into silence.