Part of speech: verb

To strike with astonishment; take unawares at a disadvantage.

Part of speech: noun

The act of surprizing, or the state of being surprized; a sudden and unexpected event.

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Usage examples "surprise":

  1. In some surprise he smiled down at her. - "Countess Erika's Apprenticeship", Ossip Schubin.
  2. Joe cried, in surprise. - "The Princess and Joe Potter", James Otis.
  3. I think he has a surprise for you. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.