English version

awe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaweawe1 /ɔː $ ɒː/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 ADMIREa feeling of great respect and liking for someone or something 🔊 He felt great awe for the landscape.with/in awe 🔊 Kate gazed at the statue with awe.2 be/stand in awe of somebody
Examples from the Corpus
aweI felt the wonder and awe of the first European explorers who looked at the mountain.Around Salomon no tone but awe was used when he was discussed.That they are prepared to take on board such a past, one must hold in awe.I felt a peculiar apprehension, and sensed the woodland spirits of which Mme Guérigny lived in awe.Gillette turned to me in awe.Most people stand in awe of these agglomerations of power, admit their inability to fight them, and submit.The shape must be observed, and understood, and joined in an act of awe and worship.It made me shiver with a mixture of awe and anticipation.with/in aweAll of us are in awe of the astronomers and the astrophysicists who are able to predict the composition of the stars.He looked upon the baby with awe, and handled Ian as if he might break.He refers back to the Fish era as if in awe, and introduces the other Marillionauts with grovelling reverence.Some one you felt a little in awe of and wanted to hug at the same time.Nevertheless he was too much in awe of the older woman to make any voluble protest.They were still kind of in awe.I gaze at the pond in awe.And there are some who tremble with awe and hurry past.
aweawe2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalADMIRE if you are awed by someone or something, you feel great respect and liking for them, and are often slightly afraid of them 🔊 The girls were awed by the splendour of the cathedral. Grammar Awe is usually passive.awed adjective 🔊 an awed silence→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
aweYou can't help but be awed by the wonderful Alaskan scenery.He never fails to awe me with his ability to paint a word portrait worthy of a museum that charges admission.
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Verb table
awe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyawe
he, she, itawes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyawed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave awed
he, she, ithas awed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad awed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill awe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have awed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam aweing
he, she, itis aweing
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you, we, theyare aweing
Past
I, he, she, itwas aweing
you, we, theywere aweing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been aweing
he, she, ithas been aweing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been aweing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be aweing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been aweing
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