Examples of dumbstruck in a Sentence
The people in the courtroom were dumbstruck by his confession.
the dumbstruck ecotourists gaped in silence as the enormous whale breached near their vessel
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My children, wide-eyed and dumbstruck at the thought of Mommy with a gun to her head, nodded earnestly.
The other hitters taking swings that day, a combination of pros and amateurs, were dumbstruck.
Conduct that would have had conservatives up in arms had it been exhibited by our political opponents now had us dumbstruck.
A dumbstruck Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) and Maeve (Thandie Newton) viewing the carnage of her rebellion?
Paul is clearly dumbstruck by how quickly he's found himself in bed with her.
Indeed, Rachel’s subsequent criticisms of Cohen’s lyrics — and Vadik’s dumbstruck response — perfectly foreshadow both the romantic evening to come at Rachel’s apartment and Vadik’s sneaking out early the next morning.
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First Known Use of dumbstruck
Synonymsamazed, astonished, astounded, awestruck (also awestricken), bowled over, dumbfounded (also dumfounded), thunderstruck, flabbergasted, shocked, stunned, stupefied
Related Wordsblindsided, startled, surprised (also surprized); aghast, appalled, dismayed, horrified; bewildered, confused, dazed, overwhelmed; agape, awed, awesome, openmouthed, wide-eyed, widemouthed
Near Antonymsblasé (also blase), casual, nonchalant, unruffled
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