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She was beyond surprised. She was dumbfounded.
  confused or surprised — often made temporarily speechless
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  • She was beyond surprised. She was dumbfounded.
  • She was too dumbfounded to answer.
  • Anne called wildly after him, not caring in the least for the other dumbfounded onlookers.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne of The Island
  • And just look at my pipes! They suck up the chocolate and carry it away to all the other rooms in the factory where it is needed! Thousands of gallons an hour, my dear children! ...’ The children and their parents were too flabbergasted to speak. ... They were dumbfounded.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  •   "What’s your Quidditch team?" Ron asked.
      "Er — I don’t know any," Harry confessed.
      "What!" Ron looked dumbfounded. "Oh, you wait, it’s the best game in the world —" And he was off, explaining all about...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • The children I realize I shouldn’t call them children, they’re grown, went in search of Tashi; an hour later they returned dumbfounded.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  •   "Hate to tell you this, kiddo," the guy said dryly, "but you’re bleedin’ all over my car seats."
      I blinked. "I am?"
      "Your head."
      I reached up to scratch the side of my head where it’d been itching for a while, and when I looked at my hand it was smeared with blood.  "Gosh, mister, I’m sorry," I said, dumfounded.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • Grandpa was dumbfounded. He tried to say something, but it wouldn’t come out.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • (Dumbfounded, looking at LINDNER) Is this what you came marching all the way over here to tell us?
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • Granpa was struck dumbfounded. I let him smell of them and he said he had lived seventy-odd years, total unaware of such a smell.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree

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  • Jonas closed his eyes again. He took a deep breath and sought the sled and the hill and the snow in his consciousness. There they were, with no effort. He was again sitting in that whirling world of snowflakes, atop the hill. Jonas grinned with delight, and blew his own steamy breath into view. Then, as he had been instructed, he looked down. ... He saw his legs, and moved them aside for a glimpse of the sled beneath.
    Dumbfounded, he stared at it.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • And Mr. Blakeslee said maybe Will and the boys should go campin’ for a few days first. Mama looked dumfounded.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • They’re all dumbfounded.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I wanted to say the words Your daughter is the monster here, but I couldn’t—not until we’d told the police—and so I remained dumbfounded, trying to think of what I could say.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She was dumbfounded, unable to respond.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I asked, dumbfounded.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • He looked around frantically, so dumbfounded and confused he didn’t know what to do.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Okay, I shouldn’t make remarks about his ears, but he did appear to be dumbfounded.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • They were assembled around a particular building, and stood gazing up at it in dumbfounded wonder—just as we were, now.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I was dumbfounded, and hungry.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • After a moment, Kvothe took the pen and completed the list himself, asking the dumbfounded Chronicler to correct him if he made a mistake.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I look down at it, dumbfounded, amazed.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • She blinked, dumbfounded, as reality stumbled in on the still, silent moment.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Kate, Sticky, and Constance stood dumbfounded struggling, just as Reynie had, to accept that such a thing was possible.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • For a moment Kit was too dumbfounded to move.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Dumbfounded, the old man drove back out of the park to the nearest diner, where he sat with a cup of coffee while the boy wolfed down meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, zucchini, salad, and coconut custard pie.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • He didn’t mean it in a daring way, he was just dumbfounded by the idea of Leslie being scared.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • Matt was dumfounded.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Throwing open the door to Mama’s room, we stood dumbfounded in the doorway.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • As I walked out of the ghetto with its tombstone-crowned walls and along the streets of Krakow, I was dumbfounded to see that life seemed just as it had been before I entered the ghetto.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Beneath her fingernails, the frost makes billions of tiny diadems and coronas on the slats of the bench, a lattice of dumbfounding complexity.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Sky," she says, dumbfounded.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • It was pretty straightforward and shockingly innuendo-free, so I’m momentarily dumbfounded.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • It was a dumfounding tableau.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Leo stared at him, dumbfounded.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • They both stared, dumbfounded.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I stood transfixed, dumbfounded, as she put out her arms to me with sort of a happy crooning noise, Popchik whining and capering in excitement at our feet.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "I already know what you know" I was dumbfounded.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • DANFORTH, dumfounded: You charge—?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Cole stared down, dumbfounded.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • I said, dumbfounded.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • We stare, dumbfounded.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I’m dumbfounded.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Mariam was dumbfounded that she could miss in such a crippling manner a being she had never even seen.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The room sat silent, dumbfounded, until T. C. Hsu, the chair of Gartler’s conference session, spoke.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Matt Sloan, who’d been standing there dumbfounded the whole time, finally came to his senses.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Alex is dumbfounded.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Newt had read the message aloud for those who couldn’t see the paper, but instead of erupting in confusion, the Gladers all stood dumbfounded.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • My roommate somehow managed to look even more dumbfounded.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Yossarian was dumbfounded by his state of rapturous contentment.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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