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(also awestricken)
  • Filled with or revealing awe.

    ‘people were awestruck by the pictures sent back to earth’
    • ‘She was surrounded by a group of awestruck teenagers all snapping away on their camera phones.’
    • ‘The failure of civil servants was that they regarded him with awestruck reverence.’
    • ‘Even looking at the graphics doesn't instill any sense of awestruck wonder.’
    • ‘The audience, suitably awestruck, could only stare in wonder.’
    • ‘I was too awestruck to get any pictures; fortunately, Luke was there to handle it.’
    • ‘But their awestruck silence was soon replaced by gales of laughter when their teacher read the letter out loud.’
    • ‘Local children watched awestruck as Her Excellency's helicopter touched down in the local sports ground.’
    • ‘But I also feel a little awestruck at the artfulness and audacity of it all.’
    • ‘He fielded questions about education reform and alcoholism from his visibly awestruck guests.’
    • ‘We were both awestruck by our initial view of the country - and equally stiff and tired.’
    • ‘At the nearby aquarium, the children were awestruck by the different kinds of fish.’
    • ‘When he stopped, it took almost five seconds for the awestruck audience to realise it.’
    • ‘If his hosts had heard it before, they were too awestruck to let it show.’
    • ‘I have been awestruck by this man for a year now and he just keeps getting better.’
    • ‘When you first do the space walk you are just utterly awestruck for the first few seconds about how beautiful it is.’
    • ‘At each home, Bakshi would ask the awestruck man how much he thought his hut was worth.’
    • ‘We were awestruck by the amazing views down the ravine and on to the river.’
    • ‘The way you use words to exact the maximum meaning with such simplicity leaves me awestruck.’
    • ‘He was such an impressive person and I was awestruck when I met him for the first time.’
    • ‘And as he left the auditorium the awestricken crowd got to their feet and cheered him on…’
    awed, filled with wonder, filled with awe, wonderstruck, amazed, filled with amazement, astonished, filled with astonishment, lost for words, open-mouthed
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/ˈôˌstrək/ /ˈɔˌstrək/