awe inspiring

awe inspiring

Creating, instilling, or demanding a sensation of reverence, admiration, and/or (potentially) fear. Her writing is absolutely awe inspiring; it stirs emotions in me I didn't think were possible. The destructive power of nature is truly awe inspiring.
See also: awe
References in classic literature ?
His stature and physique were, for an ape, awe inspiring.
He believed that he had reached an unalterable decision never again to meddle with the mighty, awe inspiring secrets of creation; but with returning health and balance he found himself viewing his recent triumph with feelings of renewed hope and anticipation.
All this time Bertha Kircher was a wide-eyed and terrified spectator to what, as she thought, could end only in a terrific battle between these frightful beasts, and when Zu-tag and his followers began screaming forth their fearsome challenge, the girl found herself trembling in terror, for of all the sounds of the jungle there is none more awe inspiring than that of the great bull ape when he issues his challenge or shrieks forth his victory cry.
In the back of my mind I could not get over the initial impression that the six kids, as beautiful as they were, as awe inspiring as they were, simply could not be possible.
Playfully evoking the films of Peter Greenaway through the obsessive cataloguing of details and the repetitive soundtrack, Burns adds his own signature style, complete with luscious optical effects and a digitized ghost that is awe inspiring in its simplicity.
While many Catholic symbols are formal and awe inspiring, the objects that swing from our car mirrors are humble and therefore comforting.
the event was awe inspiring as some of the world's most renowned athletes in gymnastics and skating, including Carly Patterson (gymnastics), Paul Hamm (gymnastics), Brian Boitano (figure skating) and Elvis Stojko (figure skating), wowed audiences with triple jumps and back handsprings.
The Constitution Bicentennial Monument dedicated by President Reagan at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1987, and the United States Presidency Monument, commissioned by Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1993 are two awe inspiring works which were recently appraised for $21 million.
So whether you're an experienced eclipse chaser or a novice eager to learn more, a limited number of spaces are still available on this "Antarctic Eclipse Flight Through Totality," considered to be one of the most awe inspiring spectacles in all of nature.