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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - As if made speechless with astonishment and surprise.

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  • Furthermore, the author says that the word dumbstruck in the expression "I was dumbstruck by the news" is a compound noun.
  • I will admit to being completely dumbstruck, which is a feat for me.
  • Deputy secretary Sithembiso Khanyile said he was "dumbstruck" to hear about it from the media.
  • But the coroner, Lady Justice Hallett, said she had been "dumbstruck" by his modesty and his "simply amazing" actions. for more
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