overawed overawed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) overcome by a feeling of awe

Usage(s):

  1. Even the Japanese Emperor Hirohito never forgot being overawed by the style of his British royal hosts on his first trip to Europe in the 1920s.
  2. In the villages, many are still too overawed even to look at him.
  3. McNamara overawed the generals and admirals who worked for him, and he barely disguised his contempt for the military way of doing things.

News

  1. Monica Puig produces Wimbledon's first upset, beating No. 5 Sara Errani

    LONDON (AP) -- Monica Puig has fallen in love with the All England Club, yet the 19-year-old player from Puerto Rico refuses to be overawed at Wimbledon.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Teen Monica Puig of Puerto Rico Serves Upset

    Monica Puig has fallen in love with the All England Club, yet the 19-year-old player from Puerto Rico refuses to be overawed at Wimbledon.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "We still sometimes get overawed by the songs," said Greenwood. "We'll get very attached to a song as an idea in its very basic form, but we also know we can't really leave it like that. So that's what we spend our time talking about and...
    on May 27, 2005 By: Jonny Greenwood Source: SouthFlorida.com

  2. "I don't think it will be a case of him being overawed," said Katich. "He hasn't been overawed once yet for NSW. I know it's different in Test cricket but just knowing what he's like I think he'll handle it well."
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Simon Katich Source: WA today

  3. "The off-spinner was not overawed by the situation and had no respect for Shoaib Akhtar when he hit the pacer for a six. He has time and again performed well under pressure," Akram said.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Wasim Akram Source: Bookmakersinc

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