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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. something that causes feelings of wonder; " the wonders of modern science"
  4. be amazed at; " We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
  5. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; " I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; " she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
  6. Wonderful.
  7. 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.
  8. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
  9. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
  10. Wonderfully.
  11. The state of mind produced by anything new or unexpected; astonishment; cause of surprise; prodigy.
  12. Be astonished at; to feel doubt and curiosity.
  13. To be doubtful about; to wish to know.
  14. The state of mind produced by something new, unexpected, or extraordinary: a strange thing: a prodigy.
  15. To feel wonder: to be amazed ( with at).
  16. Surprise; astonishment: a strange thing.
  17. To be affected or filled with wonder; marvel.
  18. Surprize mingled with curiosity; astonishment.
  19. Something extraordinary; a prodigy.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. To be struck with surprise or slight astonishment; to feel doubt and curiosity, as, " I wonder whether he will be in time".

Usage examples for wonder

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