“I was impressed by how useless and flabbergasted I was because I always thought of myself as empirical and rational,” he says.
I am sitting there just flabbergasted and amazed the whole time.
The request left Reid “flabbergasted,” he says, but he agreed to take it on.
Several senators at the hearing were flabbergasted at their answers.
The pastors, leaders who reached about 24,000 people every week, were flabbergasted.
I suppose that he, an astronomer, was twice as flabbergasted as the rest of us.
“Not that I know of, sir,” said I, flabbergasted by his question.
“I only wanted to see the library,” stuttered Trix, flabbergasted, dismayed.
If ever a poor devil was flabbergasted, it was the head of the Boyne agency at that moment.
Uncle Henry was flabbergasted, completely done for, for the moment.
1772, mentioned (with bored) in a magazine article as a new vogue word, perhaps from some dialect (in 1823 flabbergast was noted as a Sussex word), likely an arbitrary formation from flabby or flapper and aghast.
To amaze; perplex; throw (1772+)