Wonder Won"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wondered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wondering}.] [AS. wundrian.] [1913 Webster] 1. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel. [1913 Webster]

I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

We cease to wonder at what we understand. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came. [1913 Webster]

I wonder, in my soul, What you would ask me, that I should deny. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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