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Awe (noun)

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Awe. n.s. [eᵹe, oᵹa, Saxon.] Reverential fear; reverence.

They all be brought up idly, without awe of parents, without precepts of masters, and without fear of offence. Spenser's State of Ireland.

It fixed upon him who is only to be feared, God: and yet with a filial fear, which at the same time both fears and loves. It was awe without amazement, and dread without distraction. South.

What is the proper awe and fear, which is due from man to God? Rogers.

Sources: Rogers, John (38) · South, Robert (158) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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