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[mass noun] A feeling of great surprise or wonder:‘she shook her head in amazement’‘to her amazement, Bill was keen’
astonishment, surprise, bewilderment, shock, stupefaction, dismay, consternation, devastation, confusion, perplexity, incredulity, disbelief, bafflement, speechlessness, awe, wonder, wondermentView synonyms
- ‘When Alexandra arrived at the ball the room fell silent and everyone stared in amazement.’
- ‘I feared to sip a drop of water, and I am sure that the timpanist saw me looking at him in awe and amazement.’
- ‘To my horror and amazement, everyone on the boat laughed, grabbed their masks and fins and jumped in.’
- ‘To our amazement, the advocate then slapped the man hard across the cheek.’
- ‘His three friends looked on in amazement as each article was taken out of the box.’
- ‘Sometimes I can only wonder in amazement about how our pop stars are forced to suffer for their art.’
- ‘Her joy and amazement are particularly well suited to such an unfettered process.’
- ‘Bewildered, I watch her eyes flicker with the memory of sudden shock and amazement.’
- ‘When I turned back to walk up to the house through the lengthening shadows I stopped still in amazement.’
- ‘To our amazement he impatiently knocked on the door a couple of times.’
- ‘The excited crowd stood wide eyed in amazement at the spectacle that lit up the night sky.’
- ‘The Greek media reacted with relief and amazement at their sprinters' announcements.’
- ‘To my amazement I found that she was interested in me and she made the first moves.’
- ‘Much to our amazement and surprise, on our return we found that the car was gone.’
- ‘I thought that most of the farmers would have better things to do but to my amazement more than 70 showed up.’
- ‘She dragged them both back to the den to the shock and amazement of all three of them.’
- ‘We all read the article with shock and amazement and a touch of laughter.’
- ‘I lifted my head from the bed and looked at him in amazement and relief.’
- ‘Some will shake their heads in amazement that such a debate still goes on.’
- ‘When it was placed on my desk my reaction was one of total amazement.’
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