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One feels or appears amazed or shocked.‘Laurel's jaw dropped despite her attempts to hide her surprise’
- ‘While feisty Hawn takes the hacienda-style home in her stride, her jaw drops at the magnificence of the garden.’
- ‘Her eyes burst open and her jaw drops, she backs up and away from the circle, breaking her hands free.’
- ‘Rachmaninov composed his first concerto when he was 18 but, before your jaw drops in amazement, he revised it substantially at 44.’
- ‘my jaw drops, cycling over recent conversations I've had with this lady on the phone.’
- ‘His eyebrows rise in surprise as his jaw drops.’
- ‘I don't normally experience moments where my jaw drops at something online.’
- ‘We head up a rickety flight of stairs, pass through a wooden door, and suddenly my jaw drops open.’
- ‘Some moments, my jaw drops, I don't believe what just happened.’
- ‘When you look at them, your jaw drops like a rock.’
- ‘My jaw drops to wide open, and I just stare at her.’
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