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
What most amazes me about the following novels is the variety of approaches they take to Shakespeare riffing/ripping.
What amazes me is how especially nice everyone has been, and still are.
It amazes me how this one kid is touching so many… from coast to coast.Navy Football Player Will McKamey Died This Week From Brain Injury. Who’s to Blame? | Michael Daly | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It amazes me that people think the stakes in these videos are low.
He amazes Blore and the audience with this incredible dancing that saves her job.Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’ | Mel Brooks | May 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It amazes me now to think how little either of us troubled about the established rights or wrongs of the situation.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
It amazes me, for she is perfectly amiable, both in temper and person; she is a widow of about eight and twenty.Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph | Frances Sheridan
It still amazes me—I shall die amazed—that such a thing can be possible in the modern state.Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells
This amazes him; almost takes his breath away; it is so different from his dream, which left him in a desperate hole.Miss Caprice | St. George Rathborne
It is an artless kind of fresco-work, which nevertheless amazes us by remaining perfect after thirty-five centuries.Egypt (La Mort De Philae) | Pierre Loti
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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