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The lawyer said his client was stupefied by the accusation.
  make one unable to think
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stupefied stupefying stupefy stupefyingly stupefies
Strongly Associated with:   stupor
Most commonly, one is stupefied by surprise, but it could also be due to drunkenness, sleepiness, infatuation, a blow, or any other cause.

In J.K. Rowling’s wizardly world of Harry Potter, "stupefy" is a spell used to confuse the enemy.
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  • The lawyer said his client was stupefied by the accusation.
  • She was shocked—too stupefied to respond for a few seconds.
  • I’m dead still, stupefied, like I myself have become a thing of clay.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • But Amanda is still stunned and stupefied by the "ugly witch" so that she barely notices this occurrence.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie

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  • They stand a moment, dead-faced, stupefied.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • His answer left me stupefied.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He sat up and looked round him, bewildered, stupefied—a bereaved stare.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Till about three in the morning he was in a state of stupefied misery.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • "I’ve got it all worked out," she went on smoothly, ignoring Harry’s and Ron’s stupefied faces.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • "Snowball was in league with Jones from the very start! ... Did we not see for ourselves how he attempted — fortunately without success — to get us defeated and destroyed at the Battle of the Cowshed?"
    The animals were stupefied.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm

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  • ...cried he, after one stupefied moment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • I plucked leaves off the elephant ear plants and fanned my face, sat with my bare feet submerged in the trickling water, felt breezes lift off the river surface and sweep over me, and still everything about me was stunned and stupefied by the heat, everything except my heart.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Without pausing to think, he aimed high at the spider’s underbelly... and shouted "Stupefy!’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He leapt over an armchair and wrested the three wands from Draco’s grip, pointed all of them at Greyback, and yelled, "Stupefy!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Her final day at the public utility in her hometown had been only three weeks ago—they’d been stupefied when she gave notice—but already it seemed impossible she’d wasted so much of her life there.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Stupefied from the side effects of the nahlrout, it took me a moment to recognize it for what it was: a handheld sympathy lamp.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • As the stupefied high-schoolers were leaving the scene, they looked back.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Turtle surveyed her stupefied audience.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • The thin and stupefied bleating of automobile horns.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I popped my eyes open, stupefied, almost feeling the warmth of his radiant smile.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Even Mark, who normally had a smart-alecky comeback for everything, was stupefied.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • He jerked on my arm, and I, stupefied by the rush of recent events, obediently followed.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Moreover: I was not used to European hotels where you had to ring to get in after a certain hour, and when at last I splashed up sneezing and bone chilled to find the glass door locked, I stood for some indefinite time rattling the handle like a zombie, back and forth, back and forth, with a rhythmic, locked-in, metronome dumbness, too stupefied with cold to understand why I couldn’t get in.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • There was a stupefied silence.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • "Eh?" he asks, a bit stupefied.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It was stupefying, brutalizing work; it left her no time to think, no strength for anything.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • (The human child—so much cannier at times than the stupefyingly ponderous adult.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • A slow stupefied silence crept over the men as they stared at the computer and then at each other.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It had stupefied all blessed impulses, and awakened into vivid life the whole brotherhood of bad ones.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Jace looked stupefied.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Fernand looked at them both with a stupefied air, but did not say a word.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It is something so bright, loud, weird and delicate as to stupefy the senses.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Why?" asked Roark, stupefied.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He ordered men to go out in canoes and pitch dynamite in the river, stupefying everything within earshot.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Too stupefied to be curious myself, I fastened my door and glanced round for the bed.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Bishop Aringarosa was stupefied.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Passepartout opened wide his eyes, raised his eyebrows, held up his hands, and seemed about to collapse, so overcome was he with stupefied astonishment.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • His faculties were quite numbed, he was stupefied, and noticing nothing around him went on moving his legs as the others did till they all stopped and he stopped too.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • That bombardier’s name, he remembered suddenly with another stupefying shock, had also been Yossarian!
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But I was in a manner stupefied by this turning up of my old misdeed and old acquaintance, and could think of nothing else.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • LE BRET (stupefied): How now?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I shook him, but he only murmured and turned: the smoke had stupefied him.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Uncle Al stands in the center of the hippodrome, stupefied.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • I perceived it coming towards me by the flashing bushes it touched, and was too astounded and stupefied to stir.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Will they be stupefied, or will they suffer pain?’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I walked down the narrow passage between the double row of sleepers, holding my breath to keep out the vile, stupefying fumes of the drug, and looking about for the manager.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Farid must have seen my stupefied expression; shuttling people back and forth to Kabul, he would have become familiar with that expression on the faces of those who hadn’t seen Kabul for a long time.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The dispatcher was stupefied by her personal visit; he had no idea that his call boy was a house guest of the Taggarts.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Perhaps my aunt would have given me a packet of High Toast for him and this present would have roused him from his stupefied doze.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
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