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Definitions of wonder

  1. the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
  2. a state in which you want to learn more about something
  3. have a wish or desire to know something; " He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
  4. something that causes feelings of wonder; " the wonders of modern science"
  5. be amazed at; " We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
  6. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; " I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; " she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
  7. Wonderful.
  8. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
  9. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle.
  10. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
  11. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
  12. Wonderfully.
  13. The state of mind produced by anything new or unexpected; astonishment; cause of surprise; prodigy.
  14. Be astonished at; to feel doubt and curiosity.
  15. To be doubtful about; to wish to know.
  16. The state of mind produced by something new, unexpected, or extraordinary: a strange thing: a prodigy.
  17. To feel wonder: to be amazed ( with at).
  18. Surprise; astonishment: a strange thing.
  19. To feel or express wonder; marvel.
  20. To be affected or filled with wonder; marvel.
  21. Surprize mingled with curiosity; astonishment.
  22. Something extraordinary; a prodigy.
  23. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; something that arrests the attention or strikes the mind by its novelty, grandeur, or inexplicableness; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; anything mentioned with surprise; a miracle.
  24. To be struck with wonder; affected by surprise or admiration. Seven wonders of the world, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Mausoleum erected by Artemisia, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the walls and hanging gardens of Babylon, the Colossus at Rhodes, the statue of Jupiter Olympius by Phidias, and the Pharos or watch- tower of Alexandria.
  25. Surprise caused by something new, strange, or unexpected, which at the moment appears inexplicable; a word which expresses less emotion than astonishment, and greatly less than amazement; a thing which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle; in phren., a certain organ.
  26. To be struck with surprise or slight astonishment; to feel doubt and curiosity, as, " I wonder whether he will be in time".
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Usage examples for wonder

  1. " I wonder," he said slowly. – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  2. I wonder you could do it!" – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  3. " Wonder what's up now. – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  4. I wonder what they will do. – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  5. I do not wonder at that. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  6. I wonder if I could remember where the other one is. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  7. Darry, you're a wonder! – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  8. " I wonder," he said, " if you would tell me why it isn't?" – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  9. I do so wonder what they say about it. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  10. " I wonder what has happened," he said. – The Blotting Book by E. F. Benson
  11. What do you wonder? – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  12. " Sometimes," she answered, " I wonder." – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  13. But how, I wonder! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  14. I wonder where he is going to." – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  15. I wonder what he has come for. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. I don't wonder at it, mother. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  17. Who can she be, I wonder? – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  18. " I don't wonder," he thought. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  19. I wonder if there's anything else it would like? – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  20. I wonder you don't marry. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
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