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1‘the sight left her speechless with wonder’
awe, admiration, wonderment, fascination
surprise, astonishment, amazement
2‘the wonders of nature’
marvel, miracle, phenomenon, wonderful thing, sensation, sight, spectacle, beauty
curiosity, rarity, nonpareil
1‘I began to wonder what was going through her mind’
ponder, ask oneself, think about, meditate on, reflect on, deliberate about, muse on, speculate about, conjecture
puzzle about, be curious about, be inquisitive about
informal cudgel one's brains about
2‘I wonder you were so patient with him’
be surprised, express surprise, find it surprising, be amazed, be astonished
3‘people stood by and wondered at such bravery’
marvel, be amazed, be filled with amazement, be filled with admiration, be astonished, be surprised, be awed, stand in awe, be full of wonder, be lost for words, not believe one's ears, not believe one's eyes, not know what to say, be dumbfounded, gape, goggle, gawk
informal be flabbergasted, boggle
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