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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of flabbergast.

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  • adj. as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise


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  • To say that we were flabbergasted is putting it mildly -- flabbergasted and ashamed of ourselves for our assumptions.

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  • I remain flabbergasted by the implications of these oft-advanced arguments:

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  • The word flabbergasted gets bandied about in this age of exaggeration, but you don't often get into a situation where it's appropriate.

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  • "I hate to use the word flabbergasted, but .... (laughter)," said Cartmell as he talked about what being the recipient of over $2 million dollars means to the city and the future of downtown Maysville itself.


  • Last fall Shelton said he was "flabbergasted" that no film or TV series had ever been set in this arena; now there might be two.

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  • Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said that he was "flabbergasted" by the fifty-five-million-plus requests for Canadian citizenship, adding that it was difficult to pinpoint the precise reasons for the staggering increase.

    Andy Borowitz: Canada Reports Huge Jump in Immigration

  • Mabson, 64, said he was surprised and "flabbergasted" when he found out he had won a Jefferson Award.

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  • Mr. ROBERT CHRISTGAU (Music Journalist): I very much remember her playing in the sunshine, and everyone really not just excited but kind of flabbergasted at how intense it was.

    Janis Joplin: The Queen Of Rock

  • The sponsor of the legislation, GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski from oil-rich Alaska, said she was "flabbergasted" by the effort to link her bill to the Gulf disaster, saying her intent was to stop bureaucratic usurping of congressional authority.

    Senate Votes To Limit EPA And Clean Air Act From Regulating Greenhouse Gases

  • Olympic champion Kim Yu-na insists former coach Brian Orser knows why the two are no longer working together, and was "flabbergasted" and "upset" that he would say otherwise.

    Kim Yu-Na Splits From Figure Skating Coach


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