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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

Synonyms for surprise

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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Another disappointment and happy surprise came in their quarrels.
Marianne saw and listened with increasing surprise. She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect.
After a short silence which succeeded the first surprise and enquiries of meeting, Marianne asked Edward if he came directly from London.
Aglaya was the only one of the family whose good graces he could not gain, and who always spoke to him haughtily, but it so happened that the boy one day succeeded in giving the proud maiden a surprise.
Now to his surprise he found that he no longer felt either doubt or perplexity about these questions.
On the other hand, this, as destroying the element of surprise, would have made his strategy of no avail, so that the whole question is beset with difficulties.
But, my children, there came a morning when Pinocchio awoke and found a great surprise awaiting him, a surprise which made him feel very unhappy, as you shall see.
It was remarkable, too, that whenever they happened to stand where there was any press of people, and Hugh chanced to be looking downward, he was sure to see an arm stretched out--under his own perhaps, or perhaps across him--which thrust some paper into the hand or pocket of a bystander, and was so suddenly withdrawn that it was impossible to tell from whom it came; nor could he see in any face, on glancing quickly round, the least confusion or surprise. They often trod upon a paper like the one he carried in his breast, but his companion whispered him not to touch it or to take it up,--not even to look towards it,--so there they let them lie, and passed on.
"Madame!" said George, with a strong accent of surprise.
The door was opened (to his surprise) upon the chain, and a voice asked him from within what he wanted.
He recalled Old Beatson in the past - that merry and affectionate lad - and their joint adventures and mishaps, the window they had broken with a catapult in India Place, the escalade of the castle rock, and many another inestimable bond of friendship; and his hurt surprise grew deeper.
No surprise of strangeness could equal the surprise of that complete familiarity.
Such surprises include a special gift, a birthday party, a wedding anniversary outing, among others.
(I am very stressed and nervous because [Luis] picks up on surprises quickly, but this time, I have a feeling this will work out.)
There are two weeks left until ministers of OPEC and their non-OPEC counterparts meet in Vienna to discuss the fate of their current agreement to curtail production, yet OPEC's officials are still talking about surprises. Kuwait's OPEC governor Haitham Al-Ghais said in an interview with Argus on Nov.