to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly: It will never cease to amaze me how fast children grow.She was amazed that someone could be serious about something so incredibly absurd.
Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
to cause amazement: The museum has a new art show that delights and amazes.
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How to use amaze in a sentence
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“These words astonish me as much as they amaze you,” he said.The Iranian Islamic Fundamentalist’s Handbook on Sex in the West | IranWire | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There's always pressure, whether it's a new film or whether it's a sequel, to entertain and amaze an audience.James Cameron on How to Find Flight MH370, Climate Change, Leonardo DiCaprio, and More | Marlow Stern | April 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His powerful logic would surprise,amaze, and much delight: He proved that dimness of the eyesWas hurtful to the sight.The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
Three strides took Andrews to the spot, and there he halted in amaze with a little exclamation of astonishment.The Tigress | Anne Warner
"Madam, I am not disputing your word," cried poor Jack, in amaze at her angry vehemence.A Dreadful Temptation | Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
They did not know they were glimpsing the first outcroppings of a genius that would one day amaze and entertain the nations.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
She hid them quickly in the folds of her cloak, and all the while the expression of amaze and fear on her face did not abate.High Noon | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for amaze
to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
an obsolete word for bewilder
an archaic word for amazement
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