He likes to surprise people.
What a surprise! said he.
It shouldn't be any surprise, since that was what suffered when he had been troubled in the past.
He had not gone farther than to the end of the innkeeper's field, when to his surprise he found that the road forked.
And now, if these people think they are safe from me, are in for the surprise of their now-short lives!
The surprise was mutual.
To her surprise, she caught Connie at home.
To her surprise, color began to invade his dark features.
Surprise trickled through him.
If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it.
The scene flashed through her mind again: The man coming at him, the quick stab, the stunned look of surprise, and then Alex sinking to the floor.
To her surprise, her voice cracked, and her eyes burned with unshed tears.
To her surprise, the cat gave him no resistance.
They did not smile nor did they frown, or show either fear or surprise or curiosity or friendliness.
Great was the caliph's surprise when he heard the poor man's story.
To her surprise, she opened the door with no problem.
Surprise, then fury, lit her insides.
It was no surprise that Darcie had accepted his proposal.
To her surprise, they bowed and moved on.
I suppose it's no surprise that wildlife is moving onto our land.
"Oh!" said he with reproach and surprise, "this is absurd!
To his surprise, Deidre strode into the portal room.
Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.
Bianca cried out in surprise as Talon unloaded on Toni.
Distraught, she rolled over to find the first surprise of the day on the block of stone that acted as a nightstand: an obsidian tray of fruit and fresh pastries.
She couldn't have one day without some sort of surprise or other?
Rostov went on ahead to do what was asked, and to his great surprise learned that Dolokhov the brawler, Dolokhov the bully, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchback sister, and was the most affectionate of sons and brothers.
It was no surprise that Julia thought so, but it hurt to have Rachel say so.
Billy Langstrom's body stared out from beneath the overturned Jeep, eyes open, a look of mixed surprise and horror on his young face as he lay in a pool of darkening blood.
She stared with surprise at the low growl from the darkened cell across from her.
To her own surprise a power of life and hope of happiness rose to the surface and demanded satisfaction.
The real surprise came with his presence in the delivery room.
To her surprise, he chuckled and then grimaced.
Why should that surprise you?
For a moment surprise captured her tongue and she basked under the warmth of that chocolate gaze.
It was no surprise both children were so devoted to Alex.
"I'll see you later," he added, and summoned de Beausset, who by that time had prepared the surprise, having placed something on the chairs and covered it with a cloth.
"Reinforcements?" said Napoleon in a tone of stern surprise, looking at the adjutant--a handsome lad with long black curls arranged like Murat's own--as though he did not understand his words.
But I mustn't go there-- those stockings are to be a surprise for me.
To her surprise, he called a portal.
Surprise visits and inspections.
To her surprise, the monster didn't leap up and attack him.
And latterly, to her surprise and bewilderment, Princess Mary noticed that her father was really associating more and more with the Frenchwoman.
I wish to give her a surprise, you see.
With the same expression of agitated surprise and guilt she went about the house, taking up now one occupation, now another, and at once abandoning them.
His expression went from surprise to wary and on to amused in the space of a heartbeat.
To Sofia's surprise, Rainy obeyed, though he sat across the room and stared at her.
If you have a mind to make haste, we may surprise them.
One pleasant morning after a cold night, February 24th, 1850, having gone to Flint's Pond to spend the day, I noticed with surprise, that when I struck the ice with the head of my axe, it resounded like a gong for many rods around, or as if I had struck on a tight drum-head.
These men pressed close to the wall to let Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna pass and did not evince the least surprise at seeing them there.
Gerasim, being a servant who in his time had seen many strange things, accepted Pierre's taking up his residence in the house without surprise, and seemed pleased to have someone to wait on.
"Ah!" cried Vereshchagin in meek surprise, looking round with a frightened glance as if not understanding why this was done to him.
And the Cossacks looked round in surprise at the sound, like the yelp of a dog, with which Denisov turned away, walked to the wattle fence, and seized hold of it.
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.
Now to his surprise he found that he no longer felt either doubt or perplexity about these questions.
That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.
Her large brown eyes took in Lisa with surprise and she threw her son a questioning look.
To her surprise, he was the one who broke away.
I sensed his surprise, and a hint of nervousness.
The memory-- fuzzy for fifteen years-- grew crisp, and surprise and hope went through her as she recalled the night that'd changed everything.
Jonny's head snapped up, his expression one of surprise that quickly turned to anger.
Sometimes it's even a surprise to me.
Wynn was unable to hide his surprise this time.
Joe wouldn't take kindly to his daughter's surprise motherhood.
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Carmen didn't warm to people instantly, nor was she generally impressed by praise... which was why it came as such a surprise that mere words were such powerful tools.
Alex's sister generally had an opinion about everything, so it was no surprise that Katie had one about Lori.
No big surprise that he would want to visit it before he went home.
Also, no surprise, given his origins.
I recall my surprise on discovering that a mysterious hand had stripped the trees and bushes, leaving only here and there a wrinkled leaf.
I shall never forget the surprise and delight I felt when I uttered my first connected sentence, "It is warm."
When the reception was over we went back to the hotel and teacher slept quite unconscious of the surprise which was in store for her.
This was the surprise--I was to have the pleasure of taking my dear teacher to see Niagara Falls!...
Teachers of the deaf often express surprise that Helen's speech is so good when she has not received any regular instruction in speech since the first few lessons given her by Miss Fuller.
To her surprise and distress she found that her prayers did not calm her excitement.
The old count's hospitality and good nature, which struck one especially in Petersburg as a pleasant surprise, were such that Prince Andrew could not refuse to stay to dinner.
Once, when he had touched on this topic with his mother, he discovered, to his surprise and somewhat to his satisfaction, that in the depth of her soul she too had doubts about this marriage.
And Natasha felt that this costume, the very one she had regarded with surprise and amusement at Otradnoe, was just the right thing and not at all worse than a swallow-tail or frock coat.
Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness the old prince not only excluded her from his room, but did not admit Mademoiselle Bourienne either.
The officers gazed with surprise at Pierre's huge stout figure and listened to his talk of Moscow and the position of our army, round which he had ridden.
The soldiers looked askance at him with surprise and even alarm as they went past him.
Suddenly he burst out into a fit of his broad, good-natured laughter, so loud that men from various sides turned with surprise to see what this strange and evidently solitary laughter could mean.
To her surprise and delight, they instantly bonded with him.
She stared at him, her surprise the first genuine emotion he'd seen.
Just when he'd thought Sofia couldn't surprise him more, she did.
They all feigned shock and surprise at this not-uncommon happening as Paulette huffily announced she'd absent herself with a walk around the block while they "took care of the matter."
It wouldn't surprise me that Paul had a hand in it.
Dean tried to hide his surprise as she continued.
Anna Mikhaylovna evinced no surprise, she only smiled faintly and sighed, as if to say that this was no more than she had expected.
The two women let go of one another, and then, as if afraid of being too late, seized each other's hands, kissing them and pulling them away, and again began kissing each other on the face, and then to Prince Andrew's surprise both began to cry and kissed again.
It struck him as a surprise that Alexander treated Bonaparte as an equal and that the latter was quite at ease with the Tsar, as if such relations with an Emperor were an everyday matter to him.
And such was Natasha, with her surprise, her delight, her shyness, and even her mistakes in speaking French.
But a fortnight after his departure, to the surprise of those around her, she recovered from her mental sickness just as suddenly and became her old self again, but with a change in her moral physiognomy, as a child gets up after a long illness with a changed expression of face.
On returning late in the evening Sonya went to Natasha's room, and to her surprise found her still dressed and asleep on the sofa.
But, to his surprise, Balashev received, through Duroc, an invitation to dine with the Emperor that day.
A similar moan of surprise and horror ran through the crowd.
He felt Prince Andrew's pulse, and to his surprise and dissatisfaction found it had improved.
He looked at Natasha with sorrow and surprise as at a bad likeness of a person once dear.
Sarah's expression went from surprise to joy in the blink of an eye.
Surely he couldn't have feigned the surprise on his face.
I remember the surprise and the pain I felt as I noticed that they placed their hands over mine when I talked to them and that they read books with their fingers.
When told recently that Hungarians were born musicians, she asked in surprise, "Do they sing when they are born?"
It was necessary to let the French reach Shamshevo quietly without alarming them and then, after joining Dolokhov who was to come that evening to a consultation at a watchman's hut in the forest less than a mile from Shamshevo, to surprise the French at dawn, falling like an avalanche on their heads from two sides, and rout and capture them all at one blow.
To his surprise, she'd passed out.
To her surprise an unseen hand clutched her and held her suspended in the air.
"If she goes to her cousin first and then to another lady, she will be my wife," said Prince Andrew to himself quite to his own surprise, as he watched her.
"Well?" asked Pierre, seeing his friend's strange animation with surprise, and noticing the glance he turned on Natasha as he rose.
His expression revealed surprise for a brief moment, and then his eyes flashed with anger.
They all froze, and a look of surprise crossed Rainy's stormy features.
He was watching her in the mirror, his expression a blend of surprise and disgust.
He was in for a surprise if he tried.
Does that surprise you?
"Oh, my God, Count, there are moments when I would marry anybody!" she cried suddenly to her own surprise and with tears in her voice.
To her surprise, Alex blushed.
To his surprise, she pulled away from him and smiled, a brilliant sight that made her eyes sparkle and face glow.
Prince Andrew listened attentively to Bagration's colloquies with the commanding officers and the orders he gave them and, to his surprise, found that no orders were really given, but that Prince Bagration tried to make it appear that everything done by necessity, by accident, or by the will of subordinate commanders was done, if not by his direct command, at least in accord with his intentions.
It very often happened that in a moment of irritation husband and wife would have a dispute, but long afterwards Pierre to his surprise and delight would find in his wife's ideas and actions the very thought against which she had argued, but divested of everything superfluous that in the excitement of the dispute he had added when expressing his opinion.
Timokhin, armed only with a sword, had rushed at the enemy with such a desperate cry and such mad, drunken determination that, taken by surprise, the French had thrown down their muskets and run.