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stupefy

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Definition make one unable to think
  • The lawyer said his client was stupefied by the accusation.
stupefied = made unable to think
  • She was shocked—too stupefied to respond for a few seconds.
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • I'm dead still, stupefied, like I myself have become a thing of clay.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • But Amanda is still stunned and stupefied by the "ugly witch" so that she barely notices this occurrence.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • Till about three in the morning he was in a state of stupefied misery.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • He sat up and looked round him, bewildered, stupefied—a bereaved stare.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • stupefied = unable to think
  • His answer left me stupefied.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • They stand a moment, dead-faced, stupefied.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • The sun strikes low, I am stupefied with exhaustion and hunger.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • "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
  • stupefied = stunned and clearly unable to think
  • "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
  • stupefied = (so surprised they were) made unable to think
  • 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
  • stupefy = (in the book) a spell that makes one unable to think
  • ...cried he, after one stupefied moment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • 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
  • stupefied = made unable to think
  • 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
  • stupefy = make one unable to think
  • "I am going to strike a blow which will completely stupefy our man."
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • He did not like whiskey, but he drank to stupefy himself.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Stupefied by soma, and exhausted by a long-drawn frenzy of sensuality, the Savage lay sleeping in the heather.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Behind Astaroth were hundreds— perhaps thousands—of vyes, ogres, and goblins assembled in stupefying silence before a series of wagons and carts.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Turtle surveyed her stupefied audience.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game

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