to one's amazement

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Definition of to one's amazement

used to indicate that one is very surprised with/about somethingI applied for the job, and, (much) to my amazement, I was hired.

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“To one's amazement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20one%27s%20amazement. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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