Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of awe.

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  • adjective Filled or overcome with awe or wonder

Etymologies

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awe +‎ struck

Examples

  • For truly positive experiences, "awestruck" is my favorite.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: Stunned

  • He wrote heartfelt petrarchan sonnets extolling his employers, and in 1551 wrote awestruck from the reconquered Pisa, while painting the ducal children: "I am continually with these most saintly sovereigns, and I rejoice in the blessed sweetness of so good and benign a prince."

    Bronzino's Medici portraits – review

  • Stanley Matthews had his "bodyswerve", of course, a mysterious action that was always talked of in awestruck tones but never truly explained – the football equivalent of transubstantiation.

    Ashley Young has a turn of phrase to go with the tricks

  • "Two," he said, in awestruck tones; "there never was such a nipper!"

    Harding's Luck

  • And Miss Tabitha, who really was not very deaf when she set herself to hear, nodded in awestruck silence.

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • There was a pause, and then I asked, in awestruck tones, "Will the angels fetch papa, do you think?"

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • Today, she's proud of her daughter and is "awestruck" when she's at one of her premieres.

    Kerry Washington and mom Valerie: A picture of love

  • Dr Chris Beard, curator of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was "awestruck" by the publicity machine but concerned that if the hype was exaggerated, it could damage the popularisation of science if the creature was not all that it was hyped up to be.

    [evolution] and its shoddy tactics

  • Dr Chris Beard, curator of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was "awestruck" by the publicity machine but concerned that if the hype was exaggerated, it could damage the popularisation of science if the creature was not all that it was hyped up to be.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Finnegan howled and spluttered in inebriate rage, then sank back in his seat and stared up at Arabella with a kind of awestruck respect.

    Salvage for the Saint

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