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used for showing that you are surprised
used for showing that you are surprised, especially when you are not pleased
an informal way of saying that what someone has just said is very surprising
used for emphasizing that what someone has just said is so surprising that you can’t believe it
used for emphasizing that something that has just happened is so surprising that you can’t believe it
used for emphasizing that what you are about to tell someone is surprising but true
used for saying that something is so surprising that no one could have expected it
This is the American English definition of surprise. View British English definition of surprise.
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