from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. So shocked or astonished as to be rendered speechless.
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- adj. so shocked as to be unable to speak
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
Midpoint between dismissive and dumbstruck is the objective mindset to appreciate how pragmatic idealism shaped Federico's leadership and patronage.
Furthermore, the author says that the word dumbstruck in the expression "I was dumbstruck by the news" is a compound noun.
And what teacher's notes in what context could have led one examinee to coin a word dumbstruck, which another candidate heard as "bumstruck"?
Despite a friend giving me the three word spoiler for “The Half Blood Prince,” which he didn’t realize was important until I stared at him in dumbstruck horror and said THANKS MAN – WAITED 6 MONTHS TO GET THIS BOOK FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND YOU SPOILED IT IN THREE WORDS … but he didn’t.
I will admit to being completely dumbstruck, which is a feat for me.
You did a great job, Veronica and really brought a wonderful example and advice (and I know what you mean about Kim Gandy - I just was kind of dumbstruck shaking her hand - and could only mutter, "Thank you!").
Renaming Creationism as "Intelligent Design Theory" gives it a respectability it doesn't deserve, since it does not meet any of the criteria of a scientific theory - there is no POSITIVE evidence of a creator or designer (all they have is a kind of dumbstruck awe: "isn't the world complex?" and a lack of imagination "We can't imagine how this came to be", followed by an illogical step "it must be a designer").
While Ms McKenzie said she was very angry at what had happened to her mother, Mr Jorgensen said he was, for the moment, "dumbstruck".
But the coroner, Lady Justice Hallett, said she had been "dumbstruck" by his modesty and his "simply amazing" actions.
Catherine Gibson said she was "dumbstruck" after police revealed that forensic tests showed they had discovered her 25-year-old daughter's body at an address in the Capital, it was reported.
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