One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Feeling or showing surprise.‘there was a surprised silence’
- ‘"Who are you?" she asked, genuinely surprised that anyone would be bothering her.’
- ‘Happy and surprised passers-by streamed off of the street to nibble at the samples and admire the displays.’
- ‘She looked surprised, but answered encouragingly, "Oh, Mrs. H., we have plenty of sugar in the house."’
- ‘The remark drew a surprised response from some of the judges.’
- ‘Surprised laughter had met moments of his choreography on more than one occasion.’
- ‘But when the inquisitor asks for the names of backing musicians, the response ranges from total bewilderment to pleasantly surprised acknowledgement of utter ignorance.’
- ‘Surprised authorities then sent reinforcements consisting of 200 martial police to quell further unrest in the city.’
- ‘However, the folks behind a recent study sound surprised that a whopping 56 % of resumes are now sent by email.’
- ‘Another surprised spectator acknowledges that Westerners actually do have a sense of humour.’
- ‘Both Georgiana and Charles looked surprised at these words, but Darcy continued even before they had a chance to form a question.’
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