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  • n. Alternative spelling of surprise.
  • v. Alternative spelling of surprise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of surprise.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The Earl hesitated in surprize, and the generosity of Alleyn called a blush into his face.

    The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne: A Highland Story

  • Lost in surprize, Osbert stood for some time looking down upon an inner court, whence the sounds seemed to arise; after a few minutes he observed a young lady enter from that side on which the tower arose; on her arm rested an elder one, in whose face might be traced the lines of decaying beauty; but it was visible, from the melancholy which clouded her features, that the finger of affliction had there anticipated the ravages of time.

    The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne: A Highland Story

  • As the RR-FU, that was one very, very sad situation. .at 50 things like this do not surprize, which is sad to say.

    Savagery in South Dakota

  • My surprize is the greater because on Wednesday, the very day of his coming to Parklands, we had a most unexpected and unwelcome visit from Lady Susan, looking all cheerfulness and good-humour, and seeming more as if she were to marry him when she got to London than as if parted from him for ever.

    Lady Susan

  • His not making choice of a pompous name, and introducing his poem with an exordium, is rather a beauty than a fault; for by these means he leaves room for surprize, which is the first excellency in any poem, and to strike out beauties where they are not expected, has a happy influence upon the reader.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Indeed, nothing can be of more moral use than the imperfections which are seen in examples of this kind; since such form a kind of surprize, more apt to affect and dwell upon our minds than the faults of very vicious and wicked persons.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Why is it a "surprize" when this taxation issue keeps coming up from every direction and level of government? Stories

  • Why should this, umm, “creative” method of implementing law surprize?

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Couldn’t We Just Close Government Based on this Doctrine?

  • This cannot fail to surprize the Litterary World: who are well acquainted with the treacherousness of memory, and how soon the most happy ideas, for want of sufficient quickness in noting down, are lost in the rapidity of thought.

    Letter 34

  • But what was my surprize when told that he had us'd neither. —

    Letter 34


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