Amazed
Amaze A*maze", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amazing}.] [Pref. a- + maze.] 1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A labyrinth to amaze his foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly. ``Amazing Europe with her wit.'' --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? --Matt. xii. 23. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To astonish; astound; confound; bewilder; perplex; surprise.

Usage: {Amaze}, {Astonish}. Amazement includes the notion of bewilderment of difficulty accompanied by surprise. It expresses a state in which one does not know what to do, or to say, or to think. Hence we are amazed at what we can not in the least account for. Astonishment also implies surprise. It expresses a state in which one is stunned by the vastness or greatness of something, or struck with some degree of horror, as when one is overpowered by the ?normity of an act, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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