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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 awe /ˈɔ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Awe n.
 1. Dread; great fear mingled with respect. [Obs. or Obsolescent]
 His frown was full of terror, and his voice
 Shook the delinquent with such fits of awe.   --Cowper.
 2. The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.
 There is an awe in mortals' joy,
 A deep mysterious fear.   --Keble.
    To tame the pride of that power which held the Continent in awe.   --Macaulay.
    The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the mountain, may fill the mind with awe -- the sense of our own littleness in some greater presence or power.   --C. J. Smith.
 To stand in awe of, to fear greatly; to reverence profoundly.
 Syn: -- See Reverence.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Awe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awed (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Awing.] To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.
    That same eye whose bend doth awe the world.   --Shak.
    His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the bystanders.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; "he stared
           over the edge with a feeling of awe"
      2: a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
         [syn: fear, reverence, veneration]
      v : inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the