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amaze


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amaze  \A*maze"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Amazed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Amazing}.]  [Pref.  a-  +  maze.] 
  1.  To  bewilder;  to  stupefy;  to  bring  into  a  maze.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  labyrinth  to  amaze  his  foes.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  confound,  as  by  fear,  wonder,  extreme  surprise;  to 
  overwhelm  with  wonder;  to  astound;  to  astonish  greatly. 
  ``Amazing  Europe  with  her  wit.''  --Goldsmith. 
 
  And  all  the  people  were  amazed,  and  said  Is  not 
  this  the  son  of  David?  --Matt.  xii. 
  23. 
 
  Syn:  To  astonish;  astound;  confound;  bewilder;  perplex; 
  surprise. 
 
  Usage:  {Amaze},  {Astonish}.  Amazement  includes  the  notion  of 
  bewilderment  of  difficulty  accompanied  by  surprise.  It 
  expresses  a  state  in  which  one  does  not  know  what  to 
  do  or  to  say  or  to  think.  Hence  we  are  amazed  at 
  what  we  can  not  in  the  least  account  for  Astonishment 
  also  implies  surprise.  It  expresses  a  state  in  which 
  one  is  stunned  by  the  vastness  or  greatness  of 
  something  or  struck  with  some  degree  of  horror,  as 
  when  one  is  overpowered  by  the  ?normity  of  an  act 
  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amaze  \A*maze"\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  astounded.  [Archaic]  --B.  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amaze  \A*maze"\,  v.  t. 
  Bewilderment,  arising  from  fear,  surprise,  or  wonder; 
  amazement.  [Chiefly  poetic] 
 
  The  wild,  bewildered  Of  one  to  stone  converted  by 
  amaze.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amaze 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  amazed  [syn:  {astonish},  {astound}] 
  2:  be  a  mystery  or  bewildering  to:  "This  beats  me!"  "Got  me--I 
  don't  know  the  answer!"  [syn:  {perplex},  {get},  {puzzle}, 
  {mystify},  {baffle},  {beat},  {bewilder},  {flummox},  {stupefy}, 
  {stupify},  {nonplus},  {gravel},  {dumbfound},  {trounce}] 




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