amazement

Definitions

  • The Sultan was amazed at this wonderful show of weath
    The Sultan was amazed at this wonderful show of weath
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amazement the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising "he looked at me in astonishment"
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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
    • Amazement Frenzy; madness.
    • Amazement The condition of being amazed; bewilderment Obs; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration. "His words impression left
      Of much amazement ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959
    • n amazement The state of being amazed; astonishment; confusion or perplexity from a sudden impression of surprise, or surprise mingled with alarm.
    • n amazement Infatuation; madness.
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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.
    • n Amazement (rare) surprise mingled with wonder: astonishment
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Quotations

  • Count Leo Tolstoy
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    “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
  • Ben Bergor
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    “It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner.”
  • Jim Loehr
    Jim Loehr
    “With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.”
  • Vince Lombardi
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    “If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.”
  • 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.”
  • Paul Gallico
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    “No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pfx. a-, and Maze.

Usage

In literature:

Altogether the affair seemed a blinding and confusing tissue of falsehood and deception that amazed and repulsed the mind of the girl.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Locke himself was amazed as his friend worked.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
Two servants held the man; the others, with Desmond and Dickon, looked on in amazement.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
She propped him so sturdily, with a strength so amazing and so steadfast.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Certain amazing things had begun to happen near by.
"Everychild" by Louis Dodge
Ibrahim looked amazed and hurt.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
He was amazed at the change in himself.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
Molly was amazingly backward in her lessons, or she must have learnt these things before.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
Both boys were amazed and excited.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
These aeroplanes are quite beautiful in design, and fly with amazing rapidity.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
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In poetry:

She said, her beauty was the mark
That did amaze the highest mind;
He said, he only made the mist
Whereby the senses grew so blind.
"A Sweet Contention Between Love, His Mistress, And Beauty" by Nicholas Breton
But had the mighty Monarch liv'd,
In these our halcyon Days;
Fair Esther H—-r—-s would have struck,
His Soul with strange Amaze.
"On Miss Esther H---r---s" by Cornelius Arnold
'And then, when first he saw the hair,
To think his dear amazement!
As if he wished from skies a star,
And found it in his casement.
"A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes" by Francis Thompson
SIR JOSEPH. My pain and my distress
Again it is not easy to express.
My amazement, my surprise,
Again you may discover from my eyes.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Thus heard he everye word I sed,
And saw the pearlye teares I shed,
And found to his amazement there
Sweet William was a ladye faire.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
There's staym Ingynes,
That stands in lines,
Enormous and amazing,
That squeal and snort
Like whales in sport,
Or elephants a-grazing.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

A bagpiper performs Amazing Grace during a ceremony honoring area Vietnam veterans hosted hosted by State Rep Matt Gabler.
KPD bagpiper plays "Amazing Grace" at friend's funeral.
Vincent Ayub, the Knoxville Police Department's first and only official bagpiper , plays "Amazing Grace" at the funeral of a retired KPD officer and friend.
While the banh mi is Saigon Baguette 's big draw, the restaurant also makes some amazing deep-fried egg rolls that are, for my money, the best in the city.
Sylvester Stallone has done an amazing thing for American cinema.
The amazing event took place at County Line Hardware in Jackson and included a silent auction, dj and lots of great food.
It's amazing to watch Victoria patiently attaching bands to the chicks' legs, just above their razor-sharp talons.
Kyle Richards is looking hotter than ever, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the secret behind her amazing, toned new bod -- full body lipo.
This mystery Brazilian woman not only has an amazing back side, but she knows how to move it just right too.
Baroness Address Band's Accident in Amazing Detail.
John Baizley of Baroness just posted this update addressing in amazing detail the band's accident on August 15.
Complete post is below… truly amazing read.
Victim Advocate for the Resource Center Rhonda Weber, explains what the "Amazing Challenge for an Amazing Cause" is all about.
The inaugural year of this event promises amazing vistas and even more amazing music.
Amazing photo of an amazing location.
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In science:

This phenomenon offers amazing new possibilities for structural investigations with femtosecond X-ray pulses through the observation of coherent reaction dynamics.
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
This phenomenon offers amazing new possibilities for structural investigations with femtosecond X-ray pulses through the observation of coherent reaction dynamics.
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
If we apply the see-saw formula assuming that the Ma jorana RR masses lie around M , then, with |m3 | ≈ 0.05 eV, mD 33 ∼ 200 GeV (like the top quark mass or the Higgs vev), we find M ∼ 0.8 · 1015 GeV, a value amazingly close to MGU T .
The problem of neutrino masses in extensions of the Standard Model
The indirect determination of MH from the Z lineshape, from the leptonic asymmetries and from the W mass are in amazing agreement, and prefer a very low value of the Higgs mass.
Precision tests of the Electroweak interactions at e+e- collisions
Finally, there is this amazing morphology of black holes in GR: they are completely classified by three parameters - mass, electric charge and angular momentum.
Black hole entropy: classical and quantum aspects
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