surprise


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Synonyms for surprise

amaze

catch unawares or off-guard

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Synonyms for surprise

to come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly

to attack suddenly and without warning

to impress strongly by what is unexpected or unusual

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the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you

the act of surprising someone

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come upon or take unawares

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attack by storm

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References in classic literature ?
The buoyancy of his gait, the elasticity of his step, and the hilarity of his countenance, showed that he anticipated, with chuckling satisfaction, the surprise he was about to give those who had ejected him from their society in rags.
Surely, at your age, and in your present state of health, the thing is so unexpected that our surprise is at least intelligible.
A sudden, bold, and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man, and lay him open.
The young man saw at once that his hostess was not in the room; then, with surprise, he discovered another lady standing by the fire.
The only person who deplored his fate was poor Nina Alexandrovna, who wept bitter tears over him, to the great surprise of her household, and, though always in feeble health, made a point of going to see him as often as possible.
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.
The pirate attack had been a complete surprise: a sure proof that the unscrupulous Hook had conducted it improperly, for to surprise redskins fairly is beyond the wit of the white man.
At sight of him Jane Porter uttered a little cry of surprise and joy, and ran quickly ahead to meet him.
What she did say was a surprise to herself then and ever afterwards.
he exclaimed, with an irrepressible outburst of disappointment and surprise.
Hence probably it is, that we feel so little surprise at one, of two species closely allied in habits, being rare and the other abundant in the same district; or, again, that one should be abundant in one district, and another, filling the same place in the economy of nature, should be abundant in a neighbouring district, differing very little in its conditions.
After passing the pantry he opened suddenly a door on the left of the passage, to Powell's great surprise.
After five months of play, Pinocchio wakes up one fine morning and finds a great surprise awaiting him
School, in some ways, was a surprise to Pollyanna; and Pollyanna, certainly, in many ways, was very much of a surprise to school.
Another disappointment and happy surprise came in their quarrels.