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Causing wonder or astonishment
“A surprising number of customers order the same sandwich each day.”
Causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness
“… the surprising news that they were going to have a baby had them rushing to buy nursery furniture.”
Present participle for to cause amazement
“Finding dozens of gorillas in the jungle would pleasantly surprise the researchers.”
Present participle for to capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
“After infiltrating the building, they would then surprise the occupants, catching them off guard easily.”
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