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  • v. Present participle of dumfound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as dumbfounding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bewildering or striking dumb with wonder


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  • In fact this remark was a dumfounding non sequitur which clearly puzzled Boy David, heroically maintaining his sang froid.

    Mrs. Draper Serves a Mugging For Breakfast

  • Of course, the mere idea that you could milk a book out of this guy's life experiences is dumfounding.

    Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer: Media Drunk Tank: Dreams of My Fellatio

  • Coming down from a marvellous leap with the delaying, dumfounding ease

    Tart's Poetry Corner

  • This season has provided no shortage of surprises, dumfounding, jaw-dropping surprises.

    Baseball '97: Expect the unexpected

  • He had kept his eyes from looking full at her until then, and as he saw her, thus close at hand, and coming nearer, a regret that was dumfounding took possession of him.

    The Magnificent Ambersons; illustrated by Arthur William Brown

  • For the moment, defiance from such a source was dumfounding.


  • This, at first supposed to be a superhuman exhibition of sheer audacity, be came but themore dumfounding when Miss Spence -- looking up from her desk -- greeted him with a pleasant little nod.


  • This girl seemed to be talking, but her words were dumfounding, and of course there was no way for him to know that he was really listening to her mother.


  • Bearing this in mind, her experience will explain itself, dumfounding though it was.

    The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix

  • And these plastic tokens, so immoderate as to be ordinarily the consequence of nothing short of horror, were overlaid by others, subtler and more gleaming, which wrought the true significance of the contortion -- a joy that was dumfounding.

    Gentle Julia


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