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Awestricken   Listen

Having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread.  Synonyms: awed, awestruck.  "In grim despair and awestruck wonder"

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"Awestricken" Quotes from Famous Books

... lying in a manger. The wonderful figure had but ceased speaking when the whole world above seemed filled with similar forms, and there came from the heavens such music, such sounds of praising, as I cannot convey an idea of to you more than I can of the figure. We were awestricken at first, and then with one accord we started for Bethlehem. Then another strange thing happened. A great light seemed to float above and ahead of us until we reached Bethlehem, when it hung suspended over the inn. And there we ...
— The Wolf's Long Howl • Stanley Waterloo

... and walked rapidly away. Her eyes followed him, a look of misery, horror and sorrow upon her. When he had disappeared in the trees, she sat down on the bench. "It is dreadful," she whispered, awestricken. "His friend her husband! His daughter there, and he does not know her! What will the end ...
— An Unpardonable Liar • Gilbert Parker

... Matty and Mrs Forrester became perfectly awestricken. They whispered together. I sat just behind them, so I could not help hearing what they were saying. Miss Matty asked Mrs Forrester "if she thought it was quite right to have come to see such things? She could not help fearing they were lending encouragement to something that was not quite"— ...
— Cranford • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

... fashion, and wealth having been tried and found wanting, the committee discussed the claims of talent, and it transpired that to the awestricken Rebecca fell the chief plum in the pudding. It was a tribute to her gifts that there was no jealousy or envy among the other girls; they readily conceded her ...
— The Flag-raising • Kate Douglas Wiggin

Words linked to "Awestricken" :   overawed, unawed, awed

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