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Her angry tone of voice surprised me.
Mike decided to surprise Angie with flowers.
It may surprise you to know that Frank used to be an athlete.
It wouldn't surprise me if it snowed tonight.
She surprised herself by finishing the race in less than 45 minutes.
This is the British English definition of surprise. View American English definition of surprise.
the long central part of a church where people sit
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