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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overawe.


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  • As the succession of canvases delights the eye and overawes scrutiny, there is renewed reverence and increased respect.

    Waning Genius in Venice

  • Butler, though a man brave by principle, if not by constitution, was overawed; for intensity of mental distress has in it a sort of sublimity which repels and overawes all men, but especially those of kind and sympathetic dispositions.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He overawes his opponents, and their allies are prevented from joining against him.

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  • As long as the dome overawes, that facade is supportable.

    The Newcomes

  • It is hard to pick out one man who overawes the others.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • It is hard to say how this came about; perhaps because unconsciously she felt in Bazarov the absence of anything aristocratic, of all that superiority which at once attracts and overawes.

    Fathers and Sons

  • Achilles 'shield does not paralyze its beholders with a frightful monstrosity, but overawes them with its impression of divine artifice, an emblem of the irresistible destiny of its bearer.

    Ekphrasis and the Other

  • Terror is the concurrent reaction to that which repels or overawes.


  • She was seated upon the edge of it, and I was beside her, with one knee on the floor, clasping both her hands in one of mine, while the other still encircled her body, holding her tightly against me in that rhapsody of love which overawes all sense of understanding.

    Princess Zara

  • Norman, Robert Guiscard, conquers Sicily, takes Naples, forces his alliance upon the Pope, overawes Venice, and the same year beats the two emperors; his son Bohemond establishes himself as reigning prince in

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