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Surprise Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of surprising someone
  • a sudden unexpected event
  • the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
  • attack by storm; attack suddenly
  • come upon or take unawares; "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you ,
  • a sudden unexpected event ,
  • the act of surprising someone

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Surprise'


  • Surprise: Surprise may refer to: Surprise (emotion), a brief emotional state experienced as the result of an unexpected significant event ...
  • Surprise, Arizona: Surprise is a city in Maricopa County , Arizona , USA . The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census ; however, rapid growth has boosted ...
  • Surprise (emotion): Surprise. (En-us-surprise. ogg | pronunciation is a brief mental and physiological state, a startle response experienced by animals and ...
  • Surprise (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): "Surprise" is episode 13 of season two of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer . Plot: Buffy has a vivid dream (a very undead ...
  • Shanghai Surprise: Shanghai Surprise is a 1986 British adventure comedy film starring then-newlyweds Sean Penn and Madonna , produced by George Harrison ' ...
  • Surprise (Paul Simon album): Surprise is the tenth studio album by American musician Paul Simon , released in May 2006. History: After the relative success of You're the ...

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'Surprise' example sentence in quotations


* Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right. - Mark Twain

* As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs. - Maurice Wilkes

* It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in. - Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Surprise Sample Sentences in News


  • Fantasy All-Access: Surprise starts around League
    The Colorado Avalanche were the surprise team last season. They rose triumphant in the Central Division behind an MVP season by goaltender Semyon Varlamov and the coaching of Jack Adams winner Patrick Roy . Flash forward to this season and in six games they have already started three different goalies thanks to injuries, averaging only 1.50 goals per game and bein Read more on this news related to 'Surprise'
  • Surprise no more
    DISORGANIZED and irresponsible were the words hurled to the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (Nopsscea) Sports Task Force by a Bacolod Tay Tung High School coach on Saturday. The Thunderbolts were scheduled for an 8 a.m. elementary encounter against Maranatha Christian Academy Alijis at STI-WNU gym. Read more on this news related to 'Surprise'
  • Officials: Surprise woman, 79, reported missing found
    A Surprise woman who was reported missing Thursday afternoon was found Sunday.                 Read more on this news related to 'Surprise'

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