meaning of awestruck

awestruck meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1630s, "overwhelmed by reverential fear," from awe (n.) + hit (see hit (v.)).

awestruck meaning in General Dictionary

having or showing a feeling of combined reverence and value and question and dread

Sentence Examples with the word awestruck

Tacitus, in describing the attack made on the island of Mona (Anglesea) by the Romans under Suetonius Paulinus, represents the legionaries as being awestruck on landing by the appearance of a band of Druids, who, with hands uplifted towards heaven, poured forth terrible imprecations on the heads of the invaders.

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