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Filled with or revealing awe:‘people were awestruck by the pictures sent back to earth’
awed, filled with wonder, filled with awe, wonderstruck, amazed, filled with amazement, astonished, filled with astonishment, lost for words, open-mouthedreverentialterrified, afraid, fearfulView synonyms
- ‘But their awestruck silence was soon replaced by gales of laughter when their teacher read the letter out loud.’
- ‘The audience, suitably awestruck, could only stare in wonder.’
- ‘She was surrounded by a group of awestruck teenagers all snapping away on their camera phones.’
- ‘Even looking at the graphics doesn't instill any sense of awestruck wonder.’
- ‘When he stopped, it took almost five seconds for the awestruck audience to realise it.’
- ‘And as he left the auditorium the awestricken crowd got to their feet and cheered him on…’
- ‘We were awestruck by the amazing views down the ravine and on to the river.’
- ‘The failure of civil servants was that they regarded him with awestruck reverence.’
- ‘He was such an impressive person and I was awestruck when I met him for the first time.’
- ‘He fielded questions about education reform and alcoholism from his visibly awestruck guests.’
- ‘At the nearby aquarium, the children were awestruck by the different kinds of fish.’
- ‘At each home, Bakshi would ask the awestruck man how much he thought his hut was worth.’
- ‘If his hosts had heard it before, they were too awestruck to let it show.’
- ‘The way you use words to exact the maximum meaning with such simplicity leaves me awestruck.’
- ‘I was too awestruck to get any pictures; fortunately, Luke was there to handle it.’
- ‘Local children watched awestruck as Her Excellency's helicopter touched down in the local sports ground.’
- ‘But I also feel a little awestruck at the artfulness and audacity of it all.’
- ‘I have been awestruck by this man for a year now and he just keeps getting better.’
- ‘When you first do the space walk you are just utterly awestruck for the first few seconds about how beautiful it is.’
- ‘We were both awestruck by our initial view of the country - and equally stiff and tired.’
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