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  • adjective Unable to act or respond; dazed; shocked.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stun.

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  • adjective in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
  • adjective knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
  • adjective filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock


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  • The Bulldogs began to pull away early in the second half, taking a 55-45 lead on Marquise Carter's 3-pointer that had a Saint Mary's crowd that came to toast a title stunned and silent - if only briefly.

    The Seattle Times

  • Dvorak turned and looked at them, his expression stunned.

    Life Support

  • As the Democrats notch another signature program to go with Social Security and Medicare, the gop is left in stunned disbelief that a program that will benefit nearly every single American will have only their unyielding opposition.

    State of the Union: John King's Crib Sheet for December 20

  • I mean, every day, I was logging into Realtor. com in stunned amazement.

    Matthew Yglesias » Up, Up and Away

  • We watched in stunned silence as Neil spoke those first words ... and at the bottom of the TV screen, there was a "crawl" that said "Live From The Moon."

    Remembering Apollo 11 and the Legacy of Apollo - NASA Watch

  • Even the most seasoned pol has to gape in stunned disbelief that John McCain, the one-time presidential candidate, is willing to give credence to made-up claims about "death panels."

    Douthat: It's The Party's Fault

  • As stupid as this state is sometimes, I absolutely remain stunned that we sunk to the level of electing someone so totally bereft of anything resembling business or political acumen, and who is a foul-mouthed, obscene worthless human being as well.

    Senator Smalley is VERY UPSET. | RedState

  • To say that the United States was stunned is but to expose the inadequacy of language.


  • The other team and all the American spectators look on in stunned amazement as this spectacle takes place.

    Not precisely the Quote of the Day, William Murchison edition. | RedState

  • Once Butler's shot went through the net, the Heat watched in stunned disbelief.


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