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awful (sense 2 is common after S.)
1. commanding reverential fear or profound respect Gent. IV. i. 46* (or sense 2), Shr. V. ii. 110, 2H6 V. i. 98 “an awful princely sceptre.”
2. profoundly respectful or reverential R2 III. iii. 76 “To pay their awful duty.”
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