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  • adj. surprised, startled, confused, or taken aback.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shock.

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

  • adj. struck with fear, dread, or consternation


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Bill Donohue claimed to be shocked, *shocked* that anyone could possibly talk about the Holy Spirit that way, but he knows how Catholics talk when they think the priest isn't listening and sometimes when he is, and Amanda is just gesturing in the direction of the iceberg.

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  • We are shocked we tell you, absolutely shocked* that such a thing would happen.

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  • Does anyone know the official policy regarding blocking employee ... davesnyd: I am shocked, * shocked* that you would compare Monroe County to China.

  • If you attended Trinity University (Presbyterian), St. Mary’s (Catholic) or Baylor (Baptist) for four years and are then shocked, *shocked* to see mention of the Lord on your diploma, you may be either incredibly self-absorbed or anidiot.

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  • The name shocked me so much that I snapped my head around to look at the thing.


  • No doubt the term shocked you, and yet it conveyed something very like the exact truth.

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  • Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh's decision to not seek another term shocked his fellow Democrats and gave Republicans another chance to bring down the Democratic majority in Congress.

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  • I have been asked many times if I'm shocked — "shocked" is the word people use when they're not beating around the bush, though some are more euphemistic — by Prep's success.

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  • The entire car stared in shocked silence as he straightened and stepped off the train at MacArthur station, leaving them alone, passengers and thieves.

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  • For the politicos to act in shocked bewilderment and mock outrage is as fake as their second home tax exemptions.

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