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Awing

adjective
1.
Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder.  Synonyms: amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful.  "The Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight" , "The awesome complexity of the universe" , "This sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath" , "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"






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"Awing" Quotes from Famous Books



... recorded whether Mr. Wilkins also knew Una's faults—her habit of falling a-dreaming at 3.30 and trying to make it up by working furiously at 4.30; her habit of awing the good-hearted Bessie Kraker by posing as a nun who had never been kissed nor ever wanted to be; her graft of sending the office-boy out for ten-cent boxes of cocoanut candy; and a certain resentful touchiness and ladylikeness which ...
— The Job - An American Novel • Sinclair Lewis

... "Ay, ay!" says Andie, "Tam'll can deal wi' them the best. And troth! the mair I think of it, the less I see what way we would be required. The place—ay, feggs! they had forgot the place. Eh, Shaws, ye're a lang-heided chield when ye like! Forbye that I'm awing ye my life," he added, with more solemnity, and offered me his hand upon ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson



Words linked to "Awing" :   impressive, amazing, awesome, awe-inspiring, awful



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