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There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means—either may do—the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Benjamin Franklin
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Pronunciation

Adjective

awful (comparative awfull, superlative er)

Positive
awful

Comparative
awfull

Superlative
er

  1. Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.
  2. Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive; as, an awful scene.
  3. Struck or filled with awe; (obsolete: terror-stricken).
  4. Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
  5. exceedingly great; exceedingly good or bad; applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet, I have learnt an awful amount today.

Translations

Adverb

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Positive
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  1. Extremely; as, an awful good girl. See also awfully.

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