Origin of stupefaction
Examples from the Web for stupefaction
The reaction to her selection in much of the GOP establishment ranged from stupefaction to scorn.
"Necessarily, no doubt," Lena said, with an idea of easing her sister's stupefaction by a sarcasm foreign to her sentiments.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
I am so struck down with all these blows from within and without, that I feel myself in a sort of Stupefaction.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
He heard with stupefaction, that he could alight on the spot, if he pleased, otherwise he would be driven into Carlsruhe.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
In her stupefaction Nana had sat down; she still wore her gloves and her hat.
A good lady who does not understand at once, stares at me in stupefaction.The New Book Of Martyrs|Georges Duhamel
1540s, from Middle French stupéfaction (16c.) or Modern Latin stupefactionem (see stupefy).