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Definition of surprise:

  1. The act of coming upon unawares; an emotion of the mind excited by something happening suddenly and unexpectedly; astonishment; wonder.
  2. To take unawares; to come upon one suddenly; to strike with wonder; to throw the mind into confusion by presenting something suddenly to the view or the mind.


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Usage examples:

  • It wouldn't surprise me.

    - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.
  • Did it surprise you?

    - "Will Warburton", George Gissing.
  • A look of surprise came into the woman's face.

    - "Notes of an Itinerant Policeman", Josiah Flynt.