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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amazed 
  adj  :  filled  with  the  emotional  impact  of  overwhelming  surprise  or 
  shock;  "an  amazed  audience  gave  the  magician  a  standing 
  ovation";  "I  stood  enthralled,  astonished  by  the 
  vastness  and  majesty  of  the  cathedral";  "astounded 
  viewers  wept  at  the  pictures  from  the  Oklahoma  City 
  bombing";  "stood  in  stunned  silence";  "stunned 
  scientists  found  not  one  but  at  least  three  viruses" 
  [syn:  {astonied},  {astonished},  {astounded},  {stunned}] 




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