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early 15c., "injury, wrong, outrage," from Anglo-French, Old French suprise, variant of surprise. Later also with sense "oppression; surprise attack."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for supprise

Historical Examples of supprise

  • You supprise me said Mr Salteena I have none of those articles.

    The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan

    Daisy Ashford

  • To her supprise Helen came to the door instead of Marshland.

  • The tales of this first gas attack were varied and fantastic, but all agreed on the supprise and the horror of it.

  • Oh said Ethel in supprise I am not prepared for this and she lent back against the trunk of the tree.