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1‘she was momentarily speechless’
lost for words, at a loss for words, struck dumb, dumbstruck, bereft of speech, tongue-tied, unable to get a word out, inarticulate
mute, dumb, voiceless
dumbfounded, thunderstruck, shocked, shell-shocked, astounded, aghast, amazed, dazed
informal flabbergasted, mum, hit for six, knocked for six
British informal gobsmacked
rare dumbstricken, mumchance, obmutescent
2‘Lisa stared back at him in speechless misery’
silent, unspoken, unexpressed, wordless, unsaid, unvoiced
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