be awed by something

to feel great respect, admiration, and sometimes fear for something

He looked at the palace, awed by its size and beauty.


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  • awe — I UK [ɔː] / US [ɔ] noun [uncountable] * a feeling of great respect and admiration, often combined with fear The place has always inspired me with awe and wonder. in awe: They gazed in awe at their hero. be/stand in awe of someone: He is totally… …   English dictionary

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  • gapeseed — /gayp seed , gap /, n. Brit. Dial. 1. a daydream or reverie. 2. an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or goal. 3. a person who gapes or stares in wonder, esp. a rustic or unworldly person who is easily awed. 4. something that is gaped at;… …   Universalium

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  • awe — [[t]ɔ͟ː[/t]] awes, awed 1) N UNCOUNT Awe is the feeling of respect and amazement that you have when you are faced with something wonderful and often rather frightening. She gazed in awe at the great stones... His fellow officers regarded him with …   English dictionary

  • awe — 1 noun (U) 1 a feeling of great respect and admiration for someone or something: with awe/in awe: Kate gazed at the mountains with awe. | fill sb with awe: The sight of so many jewels in one place filled them with awe. 2 be/stand in awe of sb to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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