Part of speech: verb

To stupefy; bewilder.

Part of speech: noun

Stupefaction; bewilderment.

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Usage examples "daze":

  1. " Come on," Fred cried, as he aroused from the daze caused by the startling intelligence. - "Down the Slope", James Otis.
  2. All this John did not see, for he sat in a half- daze minding the scene about him; the delicate beauty of the hall, the faint perfume, the moving myriad of men, the rich clothing and low hum of talking seemed all a part of a world so different from his, so strangely more beautiful than anything he had known, that he sat in dreamland, and started when, after a hush, rose high and clear the music of Lohengrin's swan. - "The Souls of Black Folk", W. E. B. Du Bois.
  3. For a few moments he looked at the struggling mass of feathers in a daze, not quite comprehending that at last food was almost within his reach. - "Baree, Son of Kazan", James Oliver Curwood.