Definition of amazement
1 : a feeling of astonishment : the quality or state of being amazed was filled with amazement by what he saw She stared at him in amazement.
2 : something that causes astonishment : something that is amazing … the amazements that are turning up in physics each year … — Lewis Thomas
Examples of amazement in a Sentence
The crowd watched in amazement as the magician performed his tricks.
Much to the amazement of her family, she left school to pursue her acting career.
Recent Examples of amazement from the Web
Watch in amazement as Bond Girl Rachel Grant packs over 200 items into one Biaggi suitcase.
Fans reportedly reacted with a combination of amazement and amusement when the five were announced, reports the Fayetteville Observer.
When Romero grasped her Fresno High School diploma on Wednesday, her teachers and counselors choked back tears that were not only of joy – but of amazement.
There’s an element of surprise and amazement in pretty much all of them.
The Yankees on the bench had their mouths wide open in amazement, pointing to where the ball traveled.
Glenbard West senior Cameron Lilly drilled a left-handed kill that knocked Hersey senior Justin Hong to the ground, causing longtime Huskies coach Nancy Lill to shake her head in amazement.
Inside the Astros’ clubhouse, his age is a constant source of amazement.
But to their amazement, the man returned to the home with flowers in an attempt to repair a broken relationship.
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First Known Use of amazement
AMAZEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amazement for English Language Learners
: a feeling of being very surprised or amazed
AMAZEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of amazement for Students
: great surprise
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