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Definition of Surprised

  • taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment

How to use surprised in a sentence. Surprised pronunciation.

He observed it and was silent, but when they could no longer see him he laughed to himself and muttered, while he rubbed a weal that the centurion's whip had left upon his back, "If they think that a Gaul's cudgel has a pleasant flavor they are mistaken, however I would not exchange it for a skin of Anthyllan wine; and if they could only know that at least one of the stripes which torments me is due to each one of themselves, they would be surprised!
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He understood nothing of all the words which she tried to say-for her voice, which only yesterday had been so sweet, to-day was inaudibly hoarse-except the one name "Phoebicius," and he felt no doubt that she clung to the stone over the abyss, so that, like the mountain-goat when it sees itself surprised by the hunter, she might fling herself into the depth below rather than be taken by her pursuer.
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It surprised her, on entering the room, to find that Miss Derrick looked no less nervous than she was herself.
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Emmeline was surprised to see her back so soon; they met near the railway station as Mrs. Mumford was on her way to a shop in High Street.
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Emmeline was both relieved and surprised; she had not thought it possible for the girl to conduct herself at such a juncture with such perfect propriety.
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He was always surprised at the admiration his books received, and amazed when he heard of their success in America.
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It is a delight to hear this Idiot talk:- "What has always surprised me, is the false idea that grown-up people have of children.
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One is not surprised at Vronsky's instant and total surrender.
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His creditor, surprised to see him so promptly on time, questioned him as to the manner of obtaining it, thinking, perhaps, he had made a great sacrifice to do so.
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At the door, as I learned from my friend who attended them, Mrs. N- said: 'I should like to give Miss B- something,' and handed my friend _a five dollar bill for me_. I was more than surprised.
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He was so surprised that he scarcely trusted his senses, and asked her not less than three times, that he might not be mistaken.
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She was surprised, but he was positive, and prevailed upon her to postpone her voyage, and assisted her to remove her luggage out of the vessel.
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With all his care my cough grew worse, and night sweats set in; a few weeks later my wife was told by the Doctor that my lungs were badly ulcerated, and that my case being hopeless, it was not worth while for him to attend longer; also that she must NOT be surprised if I should pass away suddenly.
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He looked surprised, but merely remarked.
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When I arrived at Mrs. A.'s, and with many good wishes for the New Year, offered her the sovereign, I shall never forget her face of surprised joy.
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He was greatly surprised when the bank loan fell due to learn that a trifling payment would be acceptable, and the rest extended at his convenience.
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But her father looked surprised.
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A suspicion awoke in her that Tarrant, surprised by her seeming familiarity with current literature, was craftily testing the actual quality of her education.
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Of course I wasn't surprised; you've other things to think about.
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He had laid down his hat and cane, when a voice surprised him.
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Examples of Surprised

Example #1
They had already heard of the bishop's sentence on Paulus, the sinner, and they gave him no greeting.
Example #2
Near the watch-tower at the edge of the defile, a party of anchorites were piling some stones together.
Example #3
Paulus saw in her neither her guilt nor her beauty, but only a child of man trembling on the brink of a fearful danger whom he must save from death at any cost; and the thought that he was at any rate not a spy sent in pursuit of her by her husband, suggested to him the first words which he found courage to address to the desperate woman.
Example #4
Once more the unhappy woman waved him off; his very heart stopped beating, for her movements were wild and vehement, and he could see that the stone which she was holding on by shifted its place.
Example #5
I hope you had no difficulty in finding the house.
Example #6
I would have met you at the station if you had mentioned the train.