2012년 12월 19일 수요일

Dic: awe (as an uncountable noun & a verb)

■ NOUN

  • 1) overwhelming wonder, admiration, respect, or dread. 2) (archaic) power to inspire fear or reverence.
  • [N-UNCOUNT] Awe is the feeling of respect and amazement that you have when you are faced with something wonderful and often rather frightening: She gazed in awe at the great stones. 
  • If you are in awe of someone or if you stand in awe of them, you have a lot of respect for them and are slightly afraid of them. 
  • be/stand in awe of sb (also hold sb in awe): to admire someone and have great respect for them and sometimes a slight fear of them: All of the neighbours were a little in awe of my motherThe villagers hold them in awe and think of them as gods.
■ VERB
  • to inspire with reverence or dread. 
  • If you are awed by someone or something, they make you feel respectful and amazed, though often rather frightened: I am still awed by David's courage... The crowd listened in awed silence.
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Synonyms: revere(1), worship, venerate, adore, idolize
http://hsalbert.blogspot.kr/2010/01/sublime-philosophy.html
http://hsalbert.blogspot.kr/2009/06/sublime-by-trevor-pateman.html

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