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flabbergasted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj flabbergasted as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise "a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident","the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless","was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion"
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Usage

In literature:

He was absolutely flabbergasted.
"At the Earth's Core" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
It was simple, absolute, flabbergasted fright!
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
He paused flabbergasted at sight of the man whom he had supposed to be dying.
"Aladdin O'Brien" by Gouverneur Morris
Well, I was so flabbergasted that I just couldn't speak and even Pee-wee was struck dumb.
"Roy Blakeley" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Did little sister tell you how flabbergasted I was when I saw her this morning?
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Every one sat flabbergasted.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
I stared, flabbergasted, into Carpet Slippers' face.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
It flabbergasted me, don't you forget it!
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
Like Dorcas, for an instant, she was utterly "flabbergasted," if you know what that means.
"The Cuckoo Clock" by Mrs. Molesworth
Uncle Henry was flabbergasted, completely done for, for the moment.
"The Bad Man" by Charles Hanson Towne
Don't let that scurvy gang know that you're flabbergasted!
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The rest of him was flabbergasted at the horror of the discovery.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
I was completely flabbergasted.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
But still, what should there be to flabbergast you About a man's returning to his home?
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Her poise, her obvious well being, flabbergasted them.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Mr. Atkins was flabbergasted and he spluttered and fumed for minutes on end.
"In the Cards" by Alan Cogan
This so flabbergasted the reverend chairman that he fidgeted.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
He is thick-skinned, but he looked sort of flabbergasted when you whisked off just now with that snort of yours.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Come, don't look so flabbergasted, the two of you!
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
Mrs. Sorel was flabbergasted.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
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In poetry:

Eiderdown is so deep there
that Djankinn sprawls on his side
frenzied and flabbergasted,
fanning his paws out wide.
"Kolbeinn's Isle" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
When asked by the market for ironbark red,
It always occurs to the Wollombi head
To do a "mahogany" swindle.
In forests where never the ironbark grew,
When Jim is at work, it would flabbergast you
To see how the "ironbarks" dwindle.
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall

In news:

I flew back from an undisclosed location yesterday after a visit with my in-laws, and was flabbergasted by the attitudes I encountered in what has always been a very warm and hospitable airport.
Ex-ACC commissioner Corrigan ' flabbergasted ' about Maryland, Big Ten.
Former ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan said Sunday night that he is "absolutely flabbergasted " to hear that Maryland is close to leaving the league for the Big Ten after a nearly 60-year association.
Harold Camping " flabbergasted " by non-Rapture.
Harold Camping ' flabbergasted '.
Rendell ' flabbergasted ' by lax abortion oversight.
NRF " Flabbergasted " By Wal-Mart's Support of Obama Health Plan.
Obama administration officials were flabbergasted Wednesday when Director of National Intelligence Adm.
American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is left flabbergasted by the voting of her fellow judges, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler.
"We were just flabbergasted," Womble recalled.
Tiki Barber moves on, although agent is 'flabbergasted' that no one wanted him.
Next move on fiscal cliff is up to 'flabbergasted' Republicans: treasury secretary.
Bike magazine is not only flabbergasted, but we continue to be Blinded by Science.
Both Mr Autullo and his family were flabbergasted.
Two big questions linger after reading this flabbergasting story by Pierce Greenberg in the City Paper.
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