overawed : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
  • s  overcome by a feeling of awe

  • 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.
  • In the villages, many are still too overawed even to look at him.
  • A bit belligerently, the former World War II bomber pilot declared: "I'm not overawed by generals like some politicians who've never been in service.
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  • Jonny Greenwood in SouthFlorida.com
    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...
  • Simon Katich in WA today
    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."
  • Wasim Akram in Bookmakersinc
    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.

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