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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flabbergastation flăb`bẽr*găs*tā"shŭn The state of being flabbergasted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flabbergastation The act of confounding or covering with confusion; the state of being flabbergasted or bewildered.
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In literature:

Don't know when I've been so flabbergasted.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
I They had me all flabbergasted.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The skunk was actually flabbergasted, and didn't know what to say.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
And nothing has happened to astound or flabbergast him, to send him sprawling with Cheyne-Stokes breathing.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
I still don't know what was on the cart because I was too flabbergasted to notice it.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
No wonder Daireh was flabbergasted; such a thunderbolt out of a clear sky has seldom fallen upon any man.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
The Span'ls would have been so flabbergasted when they heard the splash, that we should have had lots of time to get away.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Yes indeed murmered Mr Salteena deeply flabbergasted by the ready wit of the earl.
"The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan" by Daisy Ashford
I'm flabbergasted by the way things are happening.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
I, on the other hand, stood there "flabbergasted"!
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The other stared at him flabbergasted.
"Expediter" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He admitted, to use his own words, that he was flabbergasted to find that I wasn't a kid after all!
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
Captain Meredith had been so flabbergasted at this wholly unexpected turn of the conversation that he said no more.
"Command" by William McFee
The printers were flabbergasted; they didn't know what to do or think.
"Nine Men in Time" by Noel Miller Loomis
I have mentioned already that the outrageous teasing of the treacherous fair lady abashed me, flabbergasted me, and wounded me to the quick.
"White Nights and Other Stories" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
He shook his head in a flabbergasted way.
"The Gray Phantom's Return" by Herman Landon
Mr. Fairspeckle, a flabbergasted look in his bulging eyes, seemed utterly at a loss to comprehend what was going on.
"The Gray Phantom" by Herman Landon
But he didn't, poor devil; he was flabbergasted.
"Marmaduke" by Flora Annie Steel
As a matter of fact, he had been a trifle flabbergasted by the intense stare with which McFaddan favoured him.
"The City of Masks" by George Barr McCutcheon
Well, Bob Fink was, from all accounts, perfectly flabbergasted.
"Yellowstone Nights" by Herbert Quick

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.