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  3  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]: 
 
  Amazing  \A*maz"ing\,  a. 
  Causing  amazement;  very  wonderful;  as  amazing  grace.  -- 
  {A*maz"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amazing 
  adj  1:  surprising  greatly;  "she  does  an  amazine  amount  of  work"; 
  "the  dog  was  capable  of  astonishing  tricks"  [syn:  {astonishing}] 
  2:  inspiring  awe  or  admiration  or  wonder;  "New  York  is  an 
  amazing  city";  "the  Grand  Canyon  is  an  awe-inspiring 
  sight";  "the  awesome  complexity  of  the  universe";  "this 
  sea,  whose  gently  awful  stirrings  seem  to  speak  of  some 
  hidden  soul  beneath"-  Melville;  "Westminster  Hall's  awing 
  majesty,  so  vast,  so  high,  so  silent"  [syn:  {awe-inspiring}, 
  {awesome},  {awful},  {awing}] 




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