amazement


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Synonyms for amazement

Synonyms for amazement

the emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding

Synonyms for amazement

the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

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Now, when I saw Joe open his blue eyes and roll them all round the kitchen in helpless amazement, I was overtaken by penitence; but only as regarded him - not in the least as regarded the other two.
Anger, amazement, consternation, and indecision swept over it in turn.
He took a good look at us all, and then to my amazement he advanced to me and handed me a bundle of paper.
Inspector MacDonald had been staring at the newcomer with the greatest amazement.
the following morning, when the King awoke and looked out of his window he beheld to his amazement that the palace, bridge, church, and trees had all vanished, and there was nothing in their place but a bare, miserable-looking hut.
Now when the people in the town and palace heard music coming from the tower they were filled with amazement, and came to the King with the news that witchcraft must be going on in Martin's Tower, for, instead of dying of starvation, he was seemingly making merry to the sound of music, and to the clatter of plates, and glass, and knives and forks; and the music was so enchantingly sweet that all the passers-by stood still to listen to it.
But suddenly they started forward in a rigid, fixed stare, and his lips parted in amazement.
The front door was open, so we rushed in and hurried from room to room to the amazement of a doddering old manservant, who met us in the passage.
Instead we were faced by an object so strange and so unexpected that we stood for a moment staring at it in amazement.
Walking on tiptoe round the bushes, he stood in amazement to see two men bounding about on their heads, while they played, the one a viol and the other a pipe, as merrily and as truly as though they were seated in a choir.
The rest he handed to his comrade, who drank the wine, and then, to the clerk's increasing amazement, made a show of swallowing the bottle, with such skill that Alleyne seemed to see it vanish down his throat.
Both opened their eyes at this, and stared at Alleyne with as much amazement as he had shown at them.
Tupman, was all amazement and indignation; 'we are perfect strangers in this town.
Jinks looked at the magistrate; the officers looked at each other in amazement.
Weller, he involuntarily shrank back a pace or two, and stood gazing on the unexpected scene before him, perfectly motionless with amazement and terror.