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AWE

AWE

(1) (Advanced Wave Effects) A Creative Labs brand for its Sound Blaster cards. See Sound Blaster.

(2) (Address Windowing Extensions) A Microsoft Windows programming interface (API) that allows an application to use more memory than it has reserved within its own address space. If a 32-bit operating system is used, and the application reaches beyond the 4GB limit, AWE uses the CPU's Physical Address Extension (see PAE).
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The great banths which we had liberated in the garden had evidently been awed at first by the sound of the battle, the yelling of the warriors and the loud report of rifle and bomb.
I was interested, impressed, awed not a little, and yet all in a way which afforded my mind the most welcome distraction from itself and from the past.
Upon this sudden mishap of their leader, his warriors seemed struck dumb with amazement; his supernatural death awed them, while it reanimated the courage and ardor of their adversaries, and, in a twinkling, the field was abandoned by half the combatants.
There was something so inexpressibly solemn and overpowering about those huge volcanoes--for doubtless they are extinct volcanoes-- that it quite awed us.
All right," he replied; but the scene awed the boy and his voice trembled a little with fear.