overwhelming surprise or astonishment.
To my amazement I was permitted to drive right up to it and park right in front.
Good Morning from Dallas Michael Tomasky April 24, 2013
To my amazement, she gave me a hug and she was very upbeat and talkative.
Casey’s Roommate Tells All Diane Dimond June 21, 2011
It was a hideous, shameful crime, which future American generations will look back on with shame and amazement.
How to Torture the Bush Six Paul Campos May 10, 2009
We looked at each other in amazement, laughed, and Wally yelled out for the whole class to hear, ‘We’re DOIN’ IT!!’
The Memorial Day Diaries The Daily Beast May 28, 2011
“NEGRESS PILOTS AIRPLANE,” a New York Times headline proclaimed in amazement.
Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black Pilots Marc Wortman January 15, 2012
The officer in command of the attackers stared in amazement.
Funny Stories Told By The Soldiers Carleton B. Case
Then, abruptly, the round, baby-like face of the woman puckered in amazement.
Within the Law Marvin Dana
Then,” said the dying man, in amazement, “what the hell did you come here for?
Higgins Norman Duncan
There came a squeal of amazement from Aggie, a start of incredulity from Garson.
Within the Law Marvin Dana
When they reached the outer door they found to their amazement that it was raining hard.
What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
incredulity or great astonishment; complete wonder or surprise
(obsolete) bewilderment or consternation
1590s, “mental stupefaction,” early use of the Latin suffix with a native verb, from amaze + -ment. Meaning “overwhelming wonder” is c.1600.
a son and successor of Joash as king of Judah. II Kings 14. Historical Examples But Amaziah refused to yield, and sent his army to the borders of the kingdom of Israel. History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) Heinrich Graetz Amaziah, on the other hand, born in the purple, was vigorous and restless. […]
amazia amazia a·ma·zi·a (ə-mā’zē-ə) n. See amastia. Historical Examples On one occasion some of them gave rise to a persecution in the town of amazia in Asia Minor. History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI) Heinrich Graetz
causing great surprise or sudden wonder. to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly. Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex. to cause : a new art show that delights and amazes. Archaic. . Contemporary Examples Brother-team Dan and Jordan Pious were trailing heading into the final legs of The amazing Race 16. Reality Stars Who Overstayed […]
causing great surprise or sudden wonder. Contemporary Examples There are films that look very likely, but (the list) is amazingly bereft. Early Oscar Bets The Daily Beast October 3, 2009 amazingly enough, it has widely stood up to experimental testing. The 6 Smartest Ideas From Stephen Hawking’s New Book Joshua Robinson September 9, 2010 Michelle […]