(Phrase). To make one sit up.
To be wonderful, etc.
(Phrases). To beggar description; to stagger belief.
(Adjectives). Surprised, astonished, amazed, astounded, struck, startled, taken by surprise, taken aback, struck dumb, awe-struck, aghast, agape, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, thunderstruck, planet-struck, stupefied, openmouthed, petrified.
(Phrases). Struck all of a heap; lost in wonder.
Wonderful, wondrous, surprising, astonishing, amazing, astounding, startling, stunning, unexpected, unforeseen, strange, uncommon, unheard of, unaccountable, incredible, inexplicable, indescribable, inexpressible, ineffable, unutterable, monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, beggaring description, miraculous, passing strange, uncanny, weird, phenomenal.
(Adverbs). Wonderingly, etc., with gaping mouth, all agog.
(Interjections). Lo! heyday! hallo! what! indeed! really! surely! humph! you don't say so! lack-a-daisy! my stars! my goodness! good gracious! gracious goodness! bless us! bless my heart! upon my word! O gemini! gad! dear me! only think! hoity-toity! mirabile dictu! who'd have thought it!
Expectance (Substantives), expectation 507.
(Verbs). To expect, not to be surprised, not to wonder, etc., nil admirari.
(Phrase). To think nothing of.
(Adjectives). Expecting, etc., foreseen, unamazed, astonished at nothing, blasé 841.
Common, ordinary, see 82.
Thunderclap, thunderbolt, bursting of a shell or bomb, volcanic eruption.
(Phrase). A nine days' wonder.
5°. Extrinsic Affections2
Glory, honour, credit, kudos, account, regard, respect, reputableness, respectability, illustriousness, gloriousness.
Dignity, stateliness, solemnity, grandeur, splendour, nobleness, lordliness, majesty, sublimity.
Greatness, highness, eminence, supereminence.
Elevation, ascent 305, exaltation, superexaltation, aggrandisement.
Rank, standing, pas, station, place, status, order, degree, locus standi.
Dedication, consecration, enshrinement, glorification, deification, posthumous fame.
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