from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of dumbfound.
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- v. To confuse and bewilder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To strike dumb; to confuse with astonishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike dumb; confuse; stupefy; confound.
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For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
Books were written on the ethics of the game; experts came to the front; ping pong weeklies and monthlies were founded, to dumfound the masses, and the very air vibrated with the "ping" and the "pong."
If her idea had been utterly to dumfound the unsuspecting professor, she succeeded admirably.
"No less than does your insolence dumfound me," she retorted, with crimson cheeks.
The grief of the gayer sorts of stout people appears, sometimes, to dumfound even themselves.
He invented the anemoscope and the air-balance, and being thus enabled to weight the air and note the changes that preceded storms and calms, he was able still further to dumfound his wondering fellow-Magde-burgers by more or less accurate predictions about the weather.
This girl utterly dumfounded me, and in the conceit of youth I thought it strange that any girl could dumfound me.
Genius can cross the Alps, can conquer Europe, can dumfound the world.
He stared at her, whirled about, surveyed the vacant landscape, and once more turned dumfound-ed toward her.
After which remark, uttered in a way to dumfound Simon, Cecile rose; the others made way for her and she went to her mother, who was just finishing her rubber of whist.