Phrases with "amazed"

When she entered their home for the first time, she was amazed at the cleanliness of the lodging. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

An hour later, however, he was still absent, and, returning to the room, they were amazed to find that he had left through the window. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

H. G. Wells Much as it amazed and exercised me at the time, it would be impossible to reproduce it here. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

The very echoes in this deserted hall seemed startled and amazed as they repeated and multiplied the unwonted sound of footsteps. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Heritage stuck out his head and wished him good morning, getting in reply an amazed stare. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

G. K. Chesterton But of all those who were shocked at the judgment which had condemned them, perhaps not one had been more amazed than the man whom the judgment had justified. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Then ten minutes later his amazed domestics, peeping from the kitchen window, saw him drive off in his car. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Vivian Darnley is away in search of La Esmeralda. Miss Arden has seen the first race of the day, the first she has ever seen, and is amazed and delighted. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle Gee, what a spiel!’ Our united laughter woke the Doctor, who sat up in bed with the same amazed expression upon his face which had previously been upon my own. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

They were so amazed at my wish to make any movement, go anywhere, do anything. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

George Meredith Heavens and men amazed heard the arrogant crying for grace; Saw the once hearth-reek rabble the scourge of an army dispieced; Saw such a shift of the hunt as when Titan Olympus clomb. Odes in Contribution to the Song of French History by George Meredith [1898]

Charles Dickens I was rather amazed to be told this by the very queer small boy; for that house happens to be MY house, and I have reason to believe that what he said was true. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Wilkie Collins Number One is amazed by the spectacle of my illness, and always stares at me. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

They praised me, they were amazed at me, but the sadness which I had almost succeeded in shaking off, stole back again, gradually growing denser and stronger, harassing them. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Oliver Goldsmith The girls were amazed at the command; but I repeated it with more solemnity than before. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

They flatter themselves they shall terrify the colonies into submission in three months, and are amazed to hear that there is no such probability. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Sir Richard Burton Then came in the chamberlains and grandees, and were amazed to find two heaps of ashes and the Sultan in a fainting fit. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

She was so amazed and so aghast, that all her love of the soil as a Tuscan, and all her instincts of class and of custom as a peasant, were roused in horror at him. Signa by Ouida

H. G. Wells I am amazed, I have been amazed as long as I can remember, and I shall die, most certainly, in a state of incredulous amazement, at this remarkable world. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

More amazed still, I saw the door was not closed, but only pushed to. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Much amazed at such active benevolence, he huddled himself in his cloak, muffled his throat and ears in comforters and handkerchiefs, and, thus fortified, bade defiance to the tempest. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Edgar Wallace He saw the amazed group staring at the square hole in the wall, and his lips twitched. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Delightful people will drop in to see me and will be amazed by my fund of information. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

You’ll ——” a scared and startled look leapt into his face, to be replaced almost instantly, however, by an amazed smile. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

The recollection of his former habits and pursuits, and the view of his present situation, had an effect that appalled more than it amazed me. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

H. G. Wells I had never been out of England before except for a little mountaineering in the French Alps and one walking excursion in the Black Forest, and the scenery of lower Natal amazed me. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Ada resigned herself to an amazed but cheerful compliance. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Rudyard Kipling Never since the morning stars sang together for joy, I learned, had an amazed creation witnessed such superhuman bravery as that displayed by the American navy in the Samoa cyclone. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Henry Kingsley She saw a look of amazed admiration in the Queen’s face. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

He was vaguely amazed at the plainness with which down there he could hear the gale raging. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Leon Trotsky I was honestly amazed at the infantile arguments with which these worthy elders were trying to crush Marxism. I returned home, I remember, as if I were walking on air. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edith Wharton She was standing there, in the doorway of the drawing room, with a look so amazed that Vance, jumping to his feet, lost his own sense of surprise in the shock of hers. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He would be excited already for her warm retarded kisses, for the amazed quietude of the glances she gave him — glances nearer to worship than any he had ever inspired. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

What amazed me was his continued silence. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Rudyard Kipling He knew the sound of a regimental band, but it amazed the lama. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Oliver Goldsmith Olivia was equally severe, and Sophia seemed perfectly amazed at his baseness. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Rafael Sabatini One night at the opera, during the performance of the second ballet, in which La Binetti was appearing, Branicki amazed the audience by entering the box occupied by Tomatis and La Cataï. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

H. G. Wells I turned to remark this to Cavor, and was amazed to see his ear in a brilliant illumination — all the rest of him in shadow. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle What amazed us was to observe, on the very limit of what was visible, a very brilliant glow of radiance. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

George Gissing Waymark was not charmed with Miss Smales; the more he thought of this marriage, the more it amazed him; for, of course, he deemed it wholly of his friend’s bringing about. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

He looked on every one as at strangers who amazed him, as if it were the first time he had come across such people. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Isabella Bird The American ladies wear very costly jewellery, but I was perfectly amazed at the prices of some of the articles displayed. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For all my patience, I am amazed when I find myself at last at my journey’s end. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

The soldiers looked at one another amazed more than anything at the idea of payment, and willingly made room for him by the fire. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Thomas Hardy It amazed Fitzpiers, and overthrew all his deductions from previous experience, to find that this girl, though she had been married to him, could yet be so coy. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Miss Winter’s advent rather amazed her, I think, but she waved us into our respective chairs like a reverend abbess receiving two rather leprous mendicants. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

George Meredith I talked of my wonderful father, and Great Will, and Pitt, and the Peerage. I amazed them with my knowledge. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

He crouched in terror, and then sprang up and clicked his tongue in amazed recognition. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Rudyard Kipling Then he went Berserk before our amazed eyes. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

H. G. Wells And presently, amazed and amazing, we should happen on a man — no Swiss — dressed in unfamiliar clothing and speaking an unfamiliar speech. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

H. G. Wells It still amazes me — I shall die amazed — that such a thing can be possible in the modern state. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

For all its pride of bearing, something was evidently ruffling and enraging it; in its way it seemed as angry and amazed as the sparrow had been. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

George Meredith I found the people falling back with amazed exclamations. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

I lifted the cloth from the body and was amazed at the peace and dignity of the dead face. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Sometimes they simply sat and gazed at each other like happy amazed children scarcely able to translate their own delight. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

What amazed me most where all amazed me was her self-possession. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Wilkie Collins Strange, in a man like me, isn’t it? I am amazed at it myself. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

H. G. Wells Sir Bussy would suddenly talk about political parties with a knowledge, a shrewdness that amazed his friend. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Daniel Defoe But, says Mrs. Bargrave, how came you to take a journey alone? I am amazed at it, because I know you have a fond brother. A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe [1706]

These lovers parled by the touch of hands: True love is mute, and oft amazed stands. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

H. G. Wells It amazed him that they could be so patient and lucid with beings so underbred. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Henry Handel Richardson When an hour later Mary reached home, she was amazed to find groom and buggy still drawn up in front of the house. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Frances Hodgson Burnett Physically the effect upon her had been good, but might he not be aware of the presence of some mental sign? “I think you’ll be amazed when you see her, my lord,” said Dowie, who met him. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

For the moment I heard nothing and then upon my startled and amazed ears fell the faint sound of the chug-chugging of a distant motor bicycle. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

He bowed to her with the old grace of manner that had so amused and amazed the little vivandiere. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Florence Dixie They reached its crest at full gallop in the twinkling of an eye, and without pausing an instant disappeared again, leaving us wondering and amazed at their marvellous agility. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

H. G. Wells The odd-job man was coming up the garden, amazed at the smashing of glass, and saw her emerge, hauling the inanimate body with red-stained hands. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

H. G. Wells There was a considerable contingent of young lawyers present, though it would have amazed the previous generation beyond measure to find them in the ranks of technologists and men of science. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Olaf Stapledon She stood looking from star to star, amazed at death. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim And you dare to recognise her, Matthew! I am amazed at you. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Wilkie Collins Sir Patrick amazed Mr. Moy by sanctioning this irregularity also. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins Young Holliday, on his side, returned the gaze, amazed and puzzled by the medical student’s odd language and manners. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Panton had been amazed to hear of Varick’s quite uncalled-for generosity, and he had exclaimed, “Well, that does take the cake! I wish I’d known this before. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Anna Katherine Green She was so amazed at this that she stepped back and attempted to address the stranger. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Andrew Lang Next morning the Lord Chamberlain came to see the shepherd’s bones, and was amazed to find him alive and well. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang She was most lovely, and I was so amazed at the perfection of her beauty that I stood with senses lost, and did not know if she were real or a dream. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim Even his voice, as a rule so slow and measured, shook with an emotion which amazed his companion. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

H. G. Wells He looked as damaged and pitiful as any living creature I have ever seen, and his remark therefore amazed me exceeding. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Marie Corelli Yes! It’s God’s truth! He was your husband, but my sweetheart! And we’ll neither of us see a finer man again!” The curate listened, amazed and aghast. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle What he saw evidently amazed him. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Sir Richard Burton The singers were amazed by his bounty and the people marveled at his beauty and loveliness and the splendor of his dress. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

For the moment Mr. Norton was too amazed to speak. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Henry Handel Richardson Pipe in mouth he mooned about, feeling chiefly amazed that he could have put up, for so long, with the miserable little hut which his house, stripped of its trimmings, proved to be. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald Bernice did not fully realize the outrageous trap that had been set for her until she met her aunt’s amazed glance just before dinner. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

But that I am so far from understanding myself, I should often be amazed at the sayings and doings of other people. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells As yet I was too amazed to realise how all my expectations had been upset. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Jules Verne Paganel need not have been so amazed at this circumstance, however, for it is frequent enough in Australian schools. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Benjamin Disraeli What amazed Endymion still more was, that, under these rather distressing circumstances, he did not find adequate support and sympathy in his sister. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Henry Handel Richardson She had to jump for her life, blindly, desperately: but jump she did, with a nimbleness that amazed her, clogged as she was: and the next instant found herself safe on the opposite pavement. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

To my amazed relief the Presence obeyed. Serapion by Francis Stevens

But, at length, his spirits unfolding themselves out of the net of deep and amazed sorrow, he replied to him in this manner. The Private Memoirs of Sir Kenelm Digby by Kenelm Digby

Andrew Lang All the courtiers standing round were much amazed at the King’s grief, but no one dared to ask him the cause of it. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Suddenly, almost inadvertently, people found themselves doing things that would have amazed their ancestors. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Arthur Machen The table stood in a dark corner of the room, and Lewis gathered up the sheets of paper and took them to the window-ledge and began to read, amazed at certain phrases that had caught his eye. The Terror by Arthur Machen

That amazed Grant just a little. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

They were not so much exhausted as amazed and scandalized by the distances they were expected to walk. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Jane Austen Julia’s elopement could affect her comparatively but little; she was amazed and shocked; but it could not occupy her, could not dwell on her mind. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Jack London He noted the absence of the shark and turtle gods, so common among the shore villages, and was amazed at the constant recurrence of the helmet motive. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

She was certainly amazed that he was wanting to marry her and not a little thrilled that she now had it in her power to exasperate him by refusing. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Arthur Machen The strange boughs which had amazed him had vanished; there was no appearance now of colors or of fires. The Terror by Arthur Machen

He bade her good-bye presently, and directly after he had gone she was amazed to see it was nearly five o’clock by the kitchen clock. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Thomas Hardy Cytherea, pale and amazed at what she heard, wept for her, bent over her, and begged her not to go on speaking. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arnold Bennett A moment later she ran into the shop, an apparition that amazed the three young lady assistants. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jules Verne The doctor was amazed at the instantaneity of the phenomenon. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Sinclair Lewis Horatio Hood Teddem, spreading caviar on a sandwich, and loudly singing his masterpiece, “Waal I swan,” stopped short and fixed amazed eyes on the door of the room. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle We sprang round and stood amazed at what was before us. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Arnold Bennett And then Mrs Hamps had come, ebulliently thanking God, and conveying the fact that the town was thrilled and standing utterly amazed in admiration before her heroical nephew. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells But there was still shouting and there was still a remnant of amazed and angry men in the roadway—and one or two angry women. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Willems, looking at this strange, muffled figure, felt exasperated, amazed and helpless. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson As, however, once more words failed her, she hastened to add: “John, too, is amazed to hear you think of going home to bury yourself in some little English village. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Algernon Blackwood The length of the day amazed me; it seemed endless. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

It amazed him now to recall that he had taken this hint seriously, and even gone to the length of finding out what books law-students began upon. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

His friend’s amazed look, and the encouraging gesture of the queen, restored Guiche to his self-possession. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells And now that the account is finished, I am amazed to think how completely this adventure is gone and done with. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Radclyffe Hall But now he was very deeply in love, and those years of restraint took their toll of poor Martin, so that he trembled before his own passion, amazed at its strength, not a little disconcerted. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

For the moment Larose was too startled and amazed to make any comment, and almost thinking he must be in the presence of a madman, he drew back his chair a pace or two. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Gustave Flauber She turned it over for a while with the tip of her sandal, and the slave was amazed at her insensibility. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Frances Hodgson Burnett He could see how they would all look — how horrified by his outbreak and how amazed to see him standing upright. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Two convicts! “And directly an amazed voice exclaimed. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope Rachel had taken herself over to Mrs Sturt, and greatly amazed that kind-hearted person by her silence and confusion. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

And his master, Perkins, would have all the meat left on his hands that he had killed on purpose for the Clement–Pells. You should have seen the Squire’s amazed face. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

Henry James But my gaiety was thin, for I was still amazed at her violence of a moment before. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson He merely sat and stared at the river, amazed at the way in which it had, as it were, detached itself from other objects. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells It amazed Marjorie to discover as she lay awake in the camp on the edge of the ravine close to the hut to which she had lugged Trafford during the second day, that she was deeply happy. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Andrew Lang Jack watched him through the keyhole, and was amazed to see him pick a wolf’s bone, and put half a fowl at a time into his capacious mouth. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The mother’s heart quivered with impatience, and she looked with a puzzled air at everything around her, amazed at the oppressive simplicity of life in this corner of the world. Mother by Maksim Gorky

E. Phillips Oppenheim This is from no lack of courtesy, Major Fawley. It is a matter of military necessity which I am amazed that you should not already have realised and respected. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

I started from my seat, looked round, amazed to discover no one — no living thing! The windows were closed, the night was still. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Get rid of it! Break it to pieces, or cast it into the sea if you prefer —” He checked, amazed even yet by the really frightful anger which his tyrant’s face was capable of expressing. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Andrew Lang He wished himself at home, and instantly found himself there; but his parents were so amazed at the splendour of his apparel that their wonder never ceased. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle We all sat in amazed silence round the fire, like the heroes of Virgil when the Harpies came down upon them. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle Even the grim sacrist could not but join the cheer, as Pommers, amazed to find the rider still upon his back, plunged and curveted down the field. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

D. H. Lawrence She was really amazed by this couple. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy That he could sweep to the heights of Mrs. Charmond’s position, lift the veil of Isis, so to speak, would have amazed Melbury by its audacity if he had not suspected encouragement from that quarter. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Henry James Rose, at this, could be amazed with superiority. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

When one thinks of all the people who support or have supported Fascism, one stands amazed at their diversity. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

At first he had seemed to me the most amazed of the whole raided lot. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

H. G. Wells She heard me moving about, perhaps she too had not slept, and she came down, kindly and invincible as ever, and as amazed as ever at my strangeness. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The little maid shrank back, terrified, while the amazed domino players looked, openmouthed. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

H. G. Wells It amazed him to think he had endured his monotony of misery and failure for so long. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

M. P. Shiel Her next task was to get her breath: the little mass of furs stood swelling and sinking, amazed to find itself there. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Very quietly he pushed the paper across the table and the amazed inspector read: This house is inhabited, there’s someone above us in the rafters under the roof. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

How old he was, how unlike! She shook off this impression, amazed and frightened by it of course. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle By the way, who is your house-agent?” Our client was amazed at the sudden question. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

George Gissing If ever I chance to find him near the portico of Heliodora, I will drive my dagger into his heart,” and on he struts, leaving me so amazed that I forgot even to fetch the cub a box o’ the ear. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

I think it was two policemen talking to each other, and what do you think I heard? Of course, I know I oughtn’t to have listened but I was so amazed that I had to. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Mr. Benton listened in pained and amazed silence. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Lady Morgan About three miles from the castle, on the summit of a wild and desolate heath, I met the good Father Director of Inismore. He appeared quite amazed at the rencontre. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Jules Verne It was the sun which had furnished the heat which so astonished Pencroft. The sailor could scarcely believe his eyes, and he was so amazed that he did not think of questioning the engineer. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Algernon Blackwood How could he have been so utterly mistaken? It amazed him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle If you go deeply into the subject you are amazed by their number, and you feel as if every one at the Court of the Roi Soleil had done what he (or she) could to give away their neighbours. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

It is easy to talk about crossing a river, and looking today at the slender streak on the map I am amazed that so small a thing should have given me such ugly tremors. Prester John by John Buchan

How amazed would her still large circle of friends and acquaintances have been had they learnt how desperate and how hopeless was her own and her husband’s financial position. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Thomas Hardy Mrs. Wake was too amazed to reply; she retreated slowly, her lips parted; till at the door she said with a dry mouth, ‘And the beautiful supper, ma’am?’ ‘Serve it when he comes. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

G. K. Chesterton And there he saw, away in the middle distance, at the end of the long lawn, something that amazed him as much as a company of angels with haloes and golden wings. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

That brutality of feeling which he had known only when charging the enemy, sabre in hand, amazed this man of forty, who did not recognize in it the instinctive fury of his menaced passion. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Village by village England awakened to what she faced in common with an amazed and half incredulous world. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins What I am amazed at, is, that you and the king your master should have dared to express disapproval of what I have done. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Jacques Futrelle Mr. Birnes was frankly amazed at this unexpected turn of the affair. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

It amused me immensely to see the amazed faces of Meadows and Inspector Wedlake, when I sat down at his side. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

He had been amazed at their daring to go out in that fog, but the doctor had said he had complete confidence in his man, who could row blindfold and get to anywhere he wanted. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

MR. HINDLEY came home to the funeral; and—a thing that amazed us, and set the neighbours gossiping right and left—he brought a wife with him. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Arthur Machen As he put down the light, a sudden suggestion entered his mind, and he drew a quick breath, amazed at the thought. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Anatole France The clear sound of her voice amazed him, as if he never had heard it. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Theodore Dreiser Schryhart and his associates were amazed at this swiftness of action, this dizzy phantasmagoria of financial operations. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Arnold Bennett And she was thirty-four — was it? The wonder of the world amazed and shook him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle We three walked to the window and stood amazed at the sight which met our eyes. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Wilkie Collins Am I right if I think you know where he keeps it?” “Spare your breath, Mr. Toller. Once more, it won’t do!” Cristel joined us, amazed at his pertinacity. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Gustave Flauber The Libyan, who was amazed at such caresses, was in doubt whether to respond to them or to become exasperated at them. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

All save Corinius fell back into their seats, clutching the table, amazed and dumb. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

But it was foolish to pretend to be amazed or dismayed at the discovery of their existence. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Andrew Lang In the evening her stepmother returned and was much amazed to find Helena sitting quietly with her work all finished before her. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Joseph Furphy But I had brought round the subject of exploration; and again Rory amazed me by the extent and accuracy of his information. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

This intense interest in illness, pain, and all kinds of unpleasantness always amazed me. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Leon Trotsky I could not help being amazed at L.D.’s freedom and ease as he laughed and chatted aloud in the train and at the station. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith Vittoria was equally amazed by her want of sympathy, which was positive coldness, and her disregard for the sentiments of her hostess. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

I went into the room, followed by the servant-woman, and was amazed to find that it, like the one below, was wainscoted, and that nothing like drapery was to be found near the door. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Hope Hodgson And who shall be amazed that I was shaken with the eagerness of my spirit, in that it was so long since Naani had spoken clear within my soul; and now behold, her voice. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle About a week afterwards he emerged from his rooms in a state of gorgeousness which impressed his landlady and amazed his friends. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Maria Edgeworth Lady Cecilia darted on the brown paper parcel she had seen directed to Lady Katrine, and seized it before the amazed Louisa could prevent her. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

From Joe’s appearance I took him to be about twenty-eight, and was amazed to learn that he was forty-three. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

H. G. Wells Ten seconds, twenty seconds, and then so loud and near it amazed her, came his answering shot. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

He was now resuming his strength, and making strange head against Mrs. Horsfall. Each morning he amazed that matron with a fresh astonishment. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Arthur Conan Doyle We passed into Mortimer’s chambers, leaving the amazed old soldier to understand matters as best he could. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

She was not going to show it, of course, but she was secretly amazed and delighted to find that she had got hold of an assistant who was actually willing to work. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Tobias Smolle I was so amazed that I had not power to move my eyes from such a ghastly object, but lay motionless. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Wilkie Collins But I was both amazed and perplexed by the look of terror that I detected in her face. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

I still grow warm with amazed indignation when I recall that Edward Crampton, meeting me full on the steps of the Climax Club, cut me dead. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Don’t you think it’s pretty rough not to let her go to the picnic when she’s so set on it?” “Matthew Cuthbert, I’m amazed at you. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H. G. Wells She was already amazed to remember how steadfastly she had refused to understand. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle We now stood amazed at the sight, for their blotched and warty skins were of a curious fish-like iridescence, and the sunlight struck them with an ever-varying rainbow bloom as they moved. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Shaggy brows went up in a look of intense surprise, and the fiercely set mouth relaxed to a grin of amazed but supremely good-humored delight. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Three minutes more, and up came a boy of sixteen whistling, and took down the shutters with an indifference that amazed him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Charles Dickens He is not so much astonished at the bundle (though amazed by that), as the circumstance that it has within itself the means of locomotion. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

D. H. Lawrence No, the thing that’s amazed me most in Gerald — how perfectly simple and direct he can be! And you know, it takes rather a big man. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis She took out her private gin bottle, finished the gin, hid the bottle again, felt dizzy, again found the bottle, and was amazed that it was empty. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells But —— “He doesn’t care a rap for the Empire as an Empire,” wrote the amazed nephew. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

He remained seated before Noel amazed and speechless. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang When he woke again, the king had just come into the barn, and was amazed to find that not only was the task accomplished, but that Jesper had found time to take a nap as well. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

During the harangue I glanced at her face, and was amazed at the change in it. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]