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Synonyms for wonder

one that evokes great surprise and admiration

the emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding

an event inexplicable by the laws of nature

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to have a feeling of great awe and rapt admiration

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to be uncertain, disbelieving, or skeptical about

Synonyms for wonder

the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

something that causes feelings of wonder

have a wish or desire to know something

be amazed at

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I wonder you two were not ashamed of yourselves to come in this afternoon and see me able to do nothing else.
What a wonder of architectural beauty and grandeur this edifice must have been when it was new
Amid all this, I confess, I wondered, too, in secret, whether we should meet, or catch a glimpse of somebody else; and as we passed his lodgings, I even went so far as to wonder whether he was at the window.
They will not be absent for more than two months; and the sea (as Sir James reminds me) did wonders for George's health when he returned from India.
And as he felt in his heart all the beauty and wonder of the world, the glory and the might of the sea and sky, he would ask in dumb pain why, when he could feel it touch his heart, he could not also sing of the beauty and wonder, glory and might.
I wonder what she'll think about the mystery of Golden Milestone," remarked Felicity.
Billina was also perched upon the head of the wooden steed, which seemed not to mind the added weight in the least, and the boy was full of wonder that a hen could talk, and say such sensible things.
I wonder how you do it--' ('You're always wondering,' said the Tiger-lily), 'but she's more bushy than you are.
Upon the whole, however, he was more pleased than displeased; and, indeed, the reader may probably wonder that he was displeased at all; but the reader is not quite so much in love as was poor Jones; and love is a disease which, though it may, in some instances, resemble a consumption (which it sometimes causes), in others proceeds in direct opposition to it, and particularly in this, that it never flatters itself, or sees any one symptom in a favourable light.
Has the beloved reader, in his experience of society, never heard similar remarks by good-natured female friends; who always wonder what you CAN see in Miss Smith that is so fascinating; or what COULD induce Major Jones to propose for that silly insignificant simpering Miss Thompson, who has nothing but her wax-doll face to recommend her?
I wonder (for the ten-thousandth time, and what a weak fool I, for what can it signify now
While I improved in speech, I also learned the science of letters as it was taught to the stranger, and this opened before me a wide field for wonder and delight.
No little Gradgrind had ever learnt the silly jingle, Twinkle, twinkle, little star; how I wonder what you are
What I now affirm is, that I have a right to speak of these seas, under which, in less than ten months, I have crossed 20,000 leagues in that submarine tour of the world, which has revealed so many wonders.
At midnight we'll start out again, for at dawn tomorrow we must be at the Field of Wonders.