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".

Quotes of wonder

  1. I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist- although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me. – Isabel Allende
  2. When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD's and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that? – Jimmy Carl Black
  3. Most photographers would feel a certain embarrassment in admitting publicly that they carried within them a sense of wonder yet without it they would not produce the work they do, whatever their particular field. – Bill Brandt
  4. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. – Pearl S. Buck
  5. Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. – Bob Considine
  6. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and wonder how I do these things. I can embarrass myself so badly that I literally get a hot prickle down the back of my neck. – Daisy Donovan
  7. No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where, like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings, rather than design them. – Arthur Erickson
  8. But I just wonder what it would be like to be able to go places without people recognizing me. – Sara Gilbert
  9. I was well warned about English food, so it did not surprise me, but I do wonder sometimes, how they ever manage to prise it up long enough to get a plate under it. – Margaret Halsey
  10. Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. – Vaclav Havel
  11. There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify- so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish. – John Keats
  12. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome. – William Manchester
  13. So, it, of course, makes one wonder how many other people there might be who are completely innocent, who have been sent by the U. S. to countries where they've been interrogated, and in some instances it seems tortured. – Jane Mayer
  14. I wonder what it is that the people who criticize me for telling this story truly object to: is it that I have dared to tell the story? Or that the story turns out not to be the one they wanted to hear? – Joyce Maynard
  15. To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain. – Holly Near

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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