\ ə-ˈmāzd How to pronounce amazed (audio) \

Definition of amazed

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder was amazed to hear what had happened was too amazed to react at first wearing an amazed expression on her face

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amazedly \ ə-​ˈmā-​zəd-​lē How to pronounce amazedly (audio) \ adverb
He stared at them amazedly.

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Waters, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy – who were amazed that these young scruffs from the ocean knew about their music, much less wanted to play it. Greg Kot,, "The Rolling Stones just can't shake the Chicago blues," 13 June 2019 Because everybody was amazed by my sparkly Skechers D'Lites sandals. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "Say Hello to The Skechers' Sandals I Didn't Know I Needed," 1 May 2019 The video, taken onboard a F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter, shows a fast-moving object passing below the fighter, with an amazed aircrew watching the incident unfold. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Video Shows U.S. Navy Run-in With UFO," 13 Mar. 2018 The show was met with rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, who were amazed by thrilling theatricality, incomparable stagecraft and Thorne's seamless expansion of Rowling's internationally beloved narrative. Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tonys: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Wins Best Play," 11 June 2018 Jacob has been amazed to see how many cis people and trans people, of all backgrounds, show up in the audience at the Trans Voices Cabaret. Charlie Jane Anders, Teen Vogue, "7 Trans Performers Share the Challenges They Still Face and Their Hopes for the Future," 17 Dec. 2018 Five more tidbits from our desert hike – Like everyone else, Hurley was amazed with last year's attendance boost. Doug Haller, azcentral, "ASU basketball coach Bobby Hurley dishes on Sun Devils' 2018 roster," 10 July 2018 Nachman was amazed how the dogs learned the concept of intelligent disobedience, willfully disobeying commands if those orders put their owners in harm’s way. David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, "Docland fest in Mill Valley and San Rafael gets ‘Pick of the Litter’," 25 Apr. 2018 So Christy, Mazie Hirono said something remarkably, played it twice on this show, no one else seems amazed by it. Fox News, "Tucker takes on Kavanaugh opponent; Martha MacCallum's takeaways from interview with Kavanaugh," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of amazed

1557, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amazed was in 1557

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English Language Learners Definition of amazed

: feeling or showing great surprise

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