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Definition of awe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • feelings of respect and slight fear; feelings of being very impressed by something or someone awe and respect awe and wonder He speaks of her with awe. “It's magnificent,” she whispered in awe.
  • Idioms
    be/stand in awe of somebody/something
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    to admire someone or something and be slightly frightened of them/it While Diana was in awe of her grandfather, she adored her grandmother.
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