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Definition: Struck with terror and amazement

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Cloudy Jewel - By Grace Livingston Hill
...said Julia Cloud aghast, " he does n't come to see me !...
Treasure Island - By Robert Louis Stevenson
...I wrote and asked; was told it had never been received, and sat aghast ....
Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Bront
...The wondrous shock of feeling had come like the earthquake which shook the foundations of Paul and Silas 's prison; it had opened the doors of the soul 's cell, and loosed its bands--it had wakened it out of its sleep, whence it sprang trembling, listening, aghast; then vibrated thrice a cry on my startled ear and in my quaking heart and through my spirit, which neither feared nor shook, but exulted as if in joy over the success of one effort it had been privileged to make independent of the cumbrous body . "...
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...As to his cousin, she wept with all her might, aghast at the mischief she had done : though she said nothing ....
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...The women closed round, whilst I was aghast with horror; but as I looked they disappeared, and with them the dreadful bag ....
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...Caderousse remained for a moment aghast under the weight of such an idea . "...
Emma - By Jane Austen
...she cried, looking aghast . '...
The Hound of the Baskervilles - By Arthur Conan Doyle
...And while the revellers stood aghast at the fury of the man, one more wicked or, it may be, more drunken than the rest, cried out that they should put the hounds upon her ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...The Hurons stood aghast at this sudden visitation of death on one of their band ....
Mansfield Park - By Jane Austen, R. Brimley Johnson
...They did begin; and being too much engaged in their own noise to be struck by an -LRB- unusual ^ noise in the other part of the house, had proceeded some way, when the door of the room was thrown open, and Julia, appearing at it, with a face all aghast, exclaimed, " My father is come !...
Silas Marner - By George Eliot
...By a single touch the awful machinery of the universe has been set in motion, and at first he stands half aghast at the result of his daring, while the hurrying whirl of events runs faster and faster, ' until it is past his power to retard, and suddenly he is caught in its dizzying maze and swept to a well-nigh inevitable...
The House of Mirth - By Edith Wharton, Albert Beck Wenzell
...She knew, of course, that society was `` very much changed, " and that many women her mother would have thought `` peculiar " were now in a position to be critical about their visiting-lists; she had discussed the perils of divorce with her rector, and had felt thankful at times that Lily was still unmarried; but the idea that any scandal could attach to a young girl 's name, above all that it could be lightly coupled with that of a married man, was so new to her that she was as much aghast as if she had been accused of leaving her carpets down all summer, or of violating any of the other cardinal laws of house-keeping ....
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - By Robert Louis Stevenson
...Henry Jekyll stood at times aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde; but the situation was apart from ordinary laws, and insidiously relaxed the grasp of conscience ....
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - By Robert Louis Stevenson
...Henry Jekyll stood at times aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde; but the situation was apart from ordinary laws, and insidiously relaxed the grasp of conscience ....