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Filled with awe or wonder:‘he spoke in a hushed, awed whisper’‘I watched her in awed silence’
- ‘There was a long, awed silence.’
- ‘Even Queen Elizabeth II's personal jewel collection has been incredibly well-documented for the benefit of the awed public.’
- ‘It was in this awed state that we very nearly bypassed the very pinnacle of ancient Roman architecture: The Colosseum.’
- ‘Darcy glanced at the awed expressions around him with impatience.’
- ‘Separate fields show electric trains rumbling over rails, waved on by awed peasant girls.’
- ‘To awed churchgoers, the multicoloured windows telling the stories of the Gospels in glowing light must have been as captivating as a modern movie.’
- ‘At the beach a mile later, after two deer in a patch of scrub oak bring the hikers to an awed standstill, the teachers present the day's lessons.’
- ‘By 1967 the cable car had reached the peak, giving awed tourists a view that only a few hardy mountaineers had ever seen.’
- ‘There was an brief, awed silence before the audience decided it was safe to laugh.’
- ‘She glanced at her mother who was staring at her with an awed expression on her face.’
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