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wonderment

[wuhn-der-muh nt] /ˈwʌn dər mənt/
noun
1.
2.
a cause or occasion of wonder.
Origin of wonderment
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; wonder + -ment
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  • The wonderment in which she looked at Eileen was stamped all over her.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I could not help smiling at the serious depth of her wonderment.

  • "I never got any such letter from him," said Florence, in wonderment.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • He was lost in wonderment at not having been able to discover his picture.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • It was a face of girlhood, almost mature—a face with wonderment on it now.

    The World Beyond Raymond King Cummings
British Dictionary definitions for wonderment

wonderment

/ˈwʌndəmənt/
noun
1.
rapt surprise; awe
2.
puzzled interest
3.
something that excites wonder
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Word Origin and History for wonderment
n.

1530s, from wonder (n.) + -ment.

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