(obsolete) To stupefy; to knock unconscious.
(obsolete) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.
(obsolete) To terrify, to fill with panic.
*, New York Review Books 2001, p.261:
- a labyrinth to amaze his foes
To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex.
- [Fear] amazeth many men that are to speak or show themselves in public assemblies, or before some great personages […].
* Bible, Matthew xii. 23
- He was amazed when he found that the girl was a robot.
- And all the people were amazed , and said, Is not this the son of David?
To undergo amazement; to be astounded.
- Spain has long fallen from amazing Europe with her wit, to amusing them with the greatness of her Catholic credulity.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , I.ii:
* 1891 , (Mary Noailles Murfree), In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 103:
- All in amaze he suddenly vp start / With sword in hand, and with the old man went [...].
* 1985 , (Lawrence Durrell), Quinx'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 1361:
- Shattuck looked at him in amaze .
- She took the proffered cheque and stared at it with puzzled amaze , dazed by her own behaviour.
From (etyl) papel .
Paper produced from the bark of adult Ficus trees.
An art form based on Mexican bark painting from the Otomi culture.
From (etyl) amater, amatir.
(label) To dishearten, dismay.
* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
* , I.i:
- The Silures, to amate the new general, rumoured the overthrow greater than was true.
* 1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), XI, xii:
- Shall I accuse the hidden cruell fate, / And mightie causes wrought in heauen aboue, / Or the blind God, that doth me thus amate , / For hoped loue to winne me certaine hate?
* , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.230:
- Upon the walls the pagans old and young / Stood hush'd and still, amated and amazed.
* c.1815 , (John Keats), "To Chatterton":
- For the last, he will be much amazed, he will be much amated .
- Thou didst die / A half-blown flow'ret which cold blasts amate .
(obsolete) To be a mate to; to match.