amaze

Definitions

  • The Sultan was amazed at this wonderful show of weath
    The Sultan was amazed at this wonderful show of weath
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v amaze be a mystery or bewildering to "This beats me!","Got me--I don't know the answer!","a vexing problem","This question really stuck me"
    • v amaze affect with wonder "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: McDonald restaurants serve food and drink to an amazing 43 million customers on a daily basis
    • v. t Amaze Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement. "The wild, bewildered
      Of one to stone converted by amaze ."
    • v. i Amaze To be astounded.
    • Amaze To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. "A labyrinth to amaze his foes."
    • Amaze To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly. "Amazing Europe with her wit.""And all the people were amazed , and said, Is not this the son of David?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959
    • amaze To confound with fear, sudden surprise, or wonder; confuse; perplex.
    • amaze To strike with astonishment, surprise, or wonder; astonish; surprise: as, you amaze me; I was amazed to find him there.
    • amaze Synonyms Surprise, Astonish, etc. (see surprise); to confound, stagger, stupefy, dumfound.
    • amaze To wonder; he amazed.
    • n amaze Astonishment; confusion; perplexity arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement: used chiefly in poetry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most widely accepted legend associated to the discovery of coffee is of the goatherder named Kaldi of Ethiopia. Around the year 800-850 A.D., Kaldi was amazed as he noticed his goats behaving in a frisky manner after eating the leaves and berries of a coffee shrub.
    • v.t Amaze a-māz′ to confound with surprise or wonder
    • n Amaze astonishment: perplexity (much less common than Amaze′ment)
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Quotations

  • Virginia Woolf
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    “When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
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    “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
  • Ben Bergor
    Ben Bergor
    “It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.”
  • Les Brown
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    “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”
  • Sam Walton
    Sam Walton
    “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.”
  • Plato
    Plato
    “Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + maze,

Usage

In literature:

He gloried in showing off the beautiful Bibles and other precious books, which he sold in amazing numbers.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Here at last was the key to the amazing mystery!
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Christopher meanwhile adapted himself to his new life with amazing ease.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Here a silence, amazing in its profundity, permitted the very ticking of the clocks to be heard.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
His had, indeed, been an amazing career of duplicity.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
He did not move, but watched her in amazement.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
When Bess Thornton left the house, she carried a basket on one arm that made Grannie Thornton stare in amazement when she looked within.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Amazingly, he could speak French, David's language, though with a strange and heavy accent.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Lorenzo was amazed at how rapidly David had gotten better.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
But this great bull merely staggered, and stood for a second in amazement.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
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In poetry:

Above the skies he reigns,
And with amazing blows
He deals insufferable pains
On his rebellious foes.
"Hymn 80" by Isaac Watts
A small thing, a wee thing,
A brown amaze withal,
That fly a pitch more azure
Because you're so small.
"A Question" by Francis Thompson
As I look on I am amazed
At this worlds denizens,
Just seeing what these dogs will do
To satisfy the flesh.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
Yes, and before we rise
To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss
Should constant joys create.
"Hymn 30" by Isaac Watts
To cry to death,
"Stay a little, O proud Shade, thy stony hand";
(And death removing
Left us amazed loving);—
"Imagination" by John Freeman
For oft from casual speech I felt
The glory of her gaze,
Sidelong with starry secrecies,
My beating heart amaze;
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

See the amazing jump, and find out why she did it after the jump.
While visiting my neighbor, I spied a bunny sitting along her driveway so I snapped this shot quickly and to my amazement,he sat through several more photos.
It took a bureaucrat's intervention to make the place human again, to clear a little room for leisurely amazement in the lunatic center of this crazed metropolis.
"It's amazing to play it for a giant fuckin' field of people".
AMAZING DOG LEADS FIRE DEPARTMENT TO BURNING HOUSE.
Chuck Hughes, Rubin Cronig call seminars "amazing.".
In our technology-crazy world, it is amazing that some things have changed little over the years.
Anyone who's ever flown in a tight space indoors will appreciate this amazing video.
They are amazingly strong predators and in this video you will see one attacking and effortlessly killing a caiman (crocodilian) in the water.
Concord-Carlisle's one-legged soccer player Nico Calabria scores amazing goal.
Roberto Serralles joined forces with South Beach Nightlife Promoter Rande Gerber to create an amazing new rum called Caliche .
Thanks to 7-year-old Abbie, her dad is alive and well and now able to tell an amazing tale.
But besides weight loss, researchers are now learning that calorie restriction can also do amazing things in the bodies of obese people, including improving heart function and helping with type 2 diabetes.
Amazing Camembert made in Minnesota.
A can opener is an amazing device, and all the more amazing for how little we regard it.
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In science:

For us the fact that a consistency condition on the two-dimensional world sheet theory is more restrictive for the space-time theory than ordinary field-theoretic consistency conditions is one of the most amazing features of string theory.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
To check if indeed this amazing property is also obeyed by the full time-dependent theory [12,13] of the semiclassical laser theories with Maxwell-equations, we repeat our theory for this case too.
Localized Random Lasing Modes and a New Path for Observing Localization
Surprisingly, these two very different algorithms touch an amazing array of different mathematical disciplines, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious, requiring the integration of many diverse fields of mathematics.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
On the other hand, however, especially for the GR with cosmological constant, it seems amazing that the dimensions of our nature is also four.
Chern-Simons Term for BF Theory and Gravity as a Generalized Topological Field Theory in Four Dimensions
This was a wonderful time for Brian, as it was the first time in his life he was exposed to the amazing culture of physics.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
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