Surprised Sentence Examples

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  • I was a little surprised at the invitation.

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  • I'm surprised to see you out here.

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  • I'm surprised the clothing store was open.

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  • She looked as surprised as Lisa felt.

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  • The king's soldiers were surprised to find everybody awake along the road.

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  • Alex looked surprised for a moment and then his lips clamped together firmly.

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  • I'm surprised I didn't sleep too.

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  • She was just surprised by what was in the envelope.

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  • This question surprised me very much; for I had not the faintest recollection of having had it read to me.

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  • That's why I'm surprised he let me talk to you.

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  • A lady seemed surprised that I loved flowers when I could not see their beautiful colors, and when I assured her I did love them, she said, "no doubt you feel the colors with your fingers."

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  • The young gentleman was surprised and ashamed.

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  • He was not at all surprised by what he saw.

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  • Are you surprised that you are unable to see the people of Voe?

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  • I was surprised to find their moods somber.

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  • Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.

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  • Bordeaux sat on his horse, looking genuinely surprised at her reaction.

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  • I'm surprised he waited this long.

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  • He named a figure that surprised us by being far less than we'd guessed.

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  • Dusty was quiet, surprised.

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  • He was surprised that he felt neither.

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  • I ran to pick it up and was surprised to find that it was a bag full of bright gold pieces.

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  • Surprised, he tried again.

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  • She pushed the door to her room open slowly, surprised to see who awaited her.

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  • His words surprised him.

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  • For a moment he looked surprised, and then he frowned.

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  • No; I'm just surprised.

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  • She was enthralled with the lengthy explanation and they were surprised in the telling how much had happened in the short time she was away.

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  • She turned to face him, surprised to find the man who'd almost killed her earlier.

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  • He returned to the house to await Darian, not surprised to see Bianca's black and white cat darting down the stairs.

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  • Was he offended or surprised?

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  • She found a narrow, rocky road and hopped from rock to road, surprised to see an older man leading a donkey pulling a cart ahead of her.

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  • She grimaced, expecting an outhouse, and was pleasantly surprised at the cozy but modern bathroom.

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  • She dropped, surprised and disgusted when one hand landed in what was a human or creature at one point.

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  • His words surprised her.

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  • She stared at him, surprised.

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  • Eureka was much surprised to find herself in disgrace; but she was, in spite of the fact that she had not eaten the piglet.

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  • As soon as the mother entered the house, he pocketed the phone, scaled the fence at a low corner, crossed to the surprised boy in a few steps, and placed a rag over his face.

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  • I was surprised when the recipient of my muffled tip-calls was not the usual person.

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  • I was surprised to notice the vehicle lent to Howie was no longer parked in front of his door.

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  • He faced the man, unable to help but feel surprised to see him without scars.

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  • He ate alone in the condo's kitchen, not surprised to see Bianca asleep when he finally returned to bed.

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  • He was surprised to realize he liked the feeling.

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  • She took the roll and bit into it, surprised to find it tasted perfect.

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  • Katie wondered if she'd shocked her that badly or if there was some other reason Molly was so surprised.

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  • His expression was first surprised and then amused.

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  • She looked back toward Andre's apartment, surprised to see two dark forms on the ledge following her.

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  • She wanted to be angry at him but was too dazed, too surprised at the sensations running through her.

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  • He was surprised however, when a "For Sale" sign greeted him on the front lawn.

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  • Darian opened his eyes and looked around, surprised to find the location familiar.

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  • Surprised, Darian stared at the motionless body, waiting for it to spring up and attack him.

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  • She jumped, surprised to find the Black God a couple of feet behind her, staring at the scene.

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  • Darian watched them leave, not surprised Jonny didn't approach.

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  • Surprised, Jonny's gaze returned to him.

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  • Her eyes went to Taran, and she couldn't help but feel both grateful and surprised.

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  • The old voice surprised him.

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  • He closed the door after Hilden entered, surprised to realize he had slept through the day and well into the night.

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  • He was too surprised to speak, just stared at her through piercing green eyes.

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  • She took in Jame's words, surprised to feel relieved.

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  • She took him in, surprised at the change.

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  • At first she looked surprised, and then her eyes lit up like two gems.

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  • I'm surprised you found the time.

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  • I'm surprised you know about his family.

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  • He didn't seem surprised to see his alleged friend.

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  • Jessi got dressed, not surprised to find the small toiletry bag in the bathroom.

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  • After a surprised silence, fear crossed her features.

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  • In spite of his oath he went again to Italy in 904, where he secured the submission of Lombardy; but on the 21st of July 9 05 he was surprised at Verona by Berengar, who deprived him of his sight and sent him back to Provence, where he passed his days in enforced inactivity until his death in September 928.

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  • From a literary point of view, indeed, it cannot compare with the dignified Hebrew narrative, but considering the misfortunes which have befallen the collection of Zoroastrian traditions now represented by the Bundahish (the Parsee Genesis) we cannot reasonably be surprised.

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  • Accidents are rarely caused by them, because they are extremely shy and swim away on the least alarm; but, when surprised in the submarine cavities forming their natural retreats, they will, like any other poisonous terrestrial snake, dart at the disturbing object; and, when out of the water, they attempt to bite every object near them, even turning round to wound their own bodies.

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  • If we reflect on the multitude and complexity of such actions and reactions in operation from the youngest stages to the end of the life of each individual, we cannot be surprised at any correlation.

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  • Surprised by the Spaniards in 1597, the city was recaptured from them after a long siege by Henry IV.

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  • Saisset was on the point of escaping to Rome when the vidame of Amiens surprised him by night in his episcopal palace.

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  • This man's unusual faith, based on his soldierly sense of discipline, surprised the Lord, who declared that it had no equal in Israel itself.

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  • It is legitimate to suppose that this attitude would have surprised Antiochus if he had heard of it.

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  • He was leader of the expedition wherein Porto Bello, one of the l, bestfortified ports in the West Indies, was surprised and plundered.

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  • In 1514, the year after the battle of Flodden, in which the burghers had suffered severely, a number of young men surprised an English force at Hornshole, a spot on the Teviot 2 m.

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  • In 379 his party surprised and killed their chief political opponents, and roused the people against the Spartan garrison, which surrendered to an army gathered by Pelopidas.

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  • He appears both in reading history and in conducting actual political business to have been constantly surprised and disgusted that men and nations did not behave as he expected them to behave.

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  • The justiciar, Richard de Lucy, routed the army of the earl of Leicester at Fornham in Snifolk, the castles of the rebel earls were subdued one after another, and William of Scotland was surprised and captured by a force of northern loyalists while he was besieging Alnwick (1173-1174).

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  • He surprised his nephew while he was besieging the castle of Mirebeau in Poitou, where the old Queen Eleanor was residing.

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  • Yet so many of his subjects were discontented that he dared not trust himself to the chances of war, and, when the fleet of King Philip was ready to sail, he surprised the world by making a sudden and grovelling submission to the pope.

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  • But his troops, under Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke, pressed north, and surprised and routed Bruce at Methven near Perth.

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  • The rebel achieved his greatest success in June 1402, when he surprised and routed the whole levy of the marcher lords at Bryn Glas, between Pilleth and Knighton, capturing (among many other prisoners) Sir Edmund Mortimer, the uncle and guardian of the young earl of March, whom all malcontents regarded as the rightful monarch of England.

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  • Marching with a trifling Battle of force to expel her from the north, he was surprised and Wakefield.

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  • Whilst he was in the very act of trying to drive from office all men who were possessed of any sort of ideas, he was surprised by a great war.

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  • He opened it, surprised to see a ring bearing the White God's seal.

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  • But the old man surprised him with a subdued reaction.

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  • When the first wave of guests were satiated and Maria on board to do duty with the next horde, Cynthia surprised her husband further by changing into a dress and asking if he wanted to accompany her to church.

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  • As they circled an outcrop of rock, they were surprised to see a yellow open-top Jeep parked behind the boulders, invisible from below.

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  • When he stepped inside the ancient building, he was surprised to see Fred was engaged in a robust game of pinochle with the jail matron in the outside office.

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  • Señor Medena looked surprised.

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  • She was surprised to see Rhyn's mate looked … normal.

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  • The little man looked toward her and seemed as much surprised as she was.

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  • The teacher was surprised and pleased.

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  • He turned onto Franz Josef Street, where he was not supposed to have been, and drove right in front of a surprised Princip.

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  • I was keenly surprised and disappointed years later to learn of their acts of persecution that make us tingle with shame, even while we glory in the courage and energy that gave us our "Country Beautiful."

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  • All of my friends will be so surprised and glad.

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  • Looking farther, I was surprised to find that the chips were covered with such combatants, that it was not a duellum, but a bellum, a war between two races of ants, the red always pitted against the black, and frequently two red ones to one black.

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  • How surprised must the fishes be to see this ungainly visitor from another sphere speeding his way amid their schools!

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  • Princess Mary was first surprised and then aghast at this question.

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  • The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.

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  • Prince Andrew surprised her by his timidity.

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  • Natasha without saying anything stepped up to her father and looked at him with surprised inquiring eyes.

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  • He knew that she had not sung since her illness, and so the sound of her voice surprised and delighted him.

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  • His particularly free manner of dancing even surprised them all.

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  • Nothing Petya could have seen now would have surprised him.

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  • The change that took place in Natasha at first surprised Princess Mary; but when she understood its meaning it grieved her.

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  • She brushed one of the frozen women trapped in time on the sidewalk, surprised to feel her warm skin and the brush of the wool suit.

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  • He willed himself solid, surprised when it worked.

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  • He looked to the Watcher, surprised.

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  • He hadn't wanted to believe one of his sons betrayed the rest of the Council, though he wasn't exactly surprised, either.

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  • Deidre touched them, surprised to find they were tears.

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  • Every once in a while, the half-demon surprised him with the depth of his observations and compassion.

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  • Gabriel wasn't certain why that surprised him.

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  • Gabriel crossed his arms, surprised.

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  • When Lori ended the phone call, Carmen invited her to eat supper and was surprised when she accepted.

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  • Señor Medena looked surprised.

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  • Surprised at the casual wisdom of her words, Gabriel was quiet.

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  • Deidre was surprised to feel her body grow warm from the inside out.

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  • Surprised at her body's eagerness, Deidre said nothing.

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  • Dazed, she was surprised to find they were standing in the bedroom of the bungalow.

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  • Rhyn met his gaze, surprised.

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  • Surprised by the response, Gabriel followed Darkyn's eyes around the apartment.

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  • Surprised he'd been waiting for her call, she hesitated.

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  • Comforted by her only remaining normal friend, Deidre followed him to the wing of guest bedrooms, surprised at how huge her room was.

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  • When she fell silent, he appeared thoughtful rather than surprised.

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  • Surprised, Kris eyed him.

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  • Surprised, she rose and shook his hand.

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  • She sipped, surprised at the smooth flavor.

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  • She turned, surprised to see the middle-aged woman in grey robes and sharp brown eyes.

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  • She took in his words, surprised he'd admit to needing a human.

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  • Katie braced herself for a storage room full of military uniforms and was surprised to see what looked much like a women's department section.

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  • She roamed the apartment again and opened all the closets and drawers, not surprised to find them filled, as if she'd lived there all her life and hadn't just arrived.

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  • She wiped her eyes and twisted, surprised to see Kris in her doorway.

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  • Her words surprised him.

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  • She heard the soft step of someone approaching and turned, surprised.

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  • She jerked away, surprised, and slid in the mud toward the cliff edge.

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  • Rhyn faced the sarcophagus, surprised to see his father looked as he had when he last saw him thousands of years before.

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  • She said nothing, and he met her gaze once more, genuinely surprised.

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  • Surprised, he crossed to it and opened it.

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  • For the second time in as many days, Rhyn surprised her.

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  • She was silent, surprised as much by his information as she was by the turning of her stomach at the thought of losing Rhyn.

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  • He flung the door open and shoved the healer into the room, ignoring the two surprised occupants of the chamber as he closed the door without entering.

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  • Surprised at the raw, bitter note in Sasha.s voice, Kris studied him.

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  • He wiped his face with one hand and ascended, surprised to see Hannah in the hall.

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  • Despite telling her he wouldn.t, he dropped into her thoughts to feel a little closer to her and was surprised to find she was packing to leave.

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  • She turned at the familiar voice, pleased and surprised to see Megan, the Immortal warrior who befriended her and showed her around when she arrived to the castle several weeks before.

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  • Kris was silent, surprised at Darkyn.s audacity.

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  • He pulled loose from her to answer it, not surprised to see another of the convent members there, probably to tell him the same thing the first did.

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  • I still can.t believe … I shouldn.t be surprised.

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  • Considering how much Gabriel couldn.t tolerate sunlight, Rhyn was surprised to see him during daylight at all, let alone without his shades.

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  • Kris appeared surprised and furious.

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  • Romas leaned back and snatched the kitten trotting toward her, and Evelyn rose to her knees, looking both surprised and dismayed.

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  • After a surprised pause, she waved her bracelet in front of the internal access pad.

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  • Surprised, she fell speechless.

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  • She froze, surprised by his action as well as the warm shock running through her.

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  • Dwelling in her misery, she was surprised when his shadow fell across her.

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  • Surprised, she froze when she felt the knife against her cheek.

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  • They didn't go far, and she was surprised to see the grassy slopes end at an abrupt cliff.

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  • A'Ran stared at her hard, surprised.

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  • Kiera frowned, offended Ne'Rin thought so little of her, but not surprised.

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  • She waited for him to flex his strength and drive her into the ground, surprised when he never did.

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  • Surprised, she pulled away from the comfortable position resting against him and twisted to face him.

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  • She reached out and took them, surprised to find them there and even more surprised at how strongly she'd missed them.

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  • They fought with the grey swords, combining the sword dance with hand-to-hand combat moves for a ferocious battle that surprised her.

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  • Kiera was more than a little surprised when he raised his sword for what would have been a death blow.

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  • It was the intense, fierce look of a leader and a warrior, and she was surprised to note a difference in the way he regarded her not more than an hour ago.

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  • She wasn't surprised to see the man in the thick robes move to the cooler shade of the house.

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  • Surprised, he looked at her more fully.

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  • He held her for a long moment, surprised to find her sorrow echoed in his breast at knowing she might choose to leave.

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  • Surprised, she met his dark gaze.

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  • At her surprised look, he added, I know him well enough to know you will change him.

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  • She couldn't help but feel surprised when it opened.

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  • As he emerged into the early morning sun, he was again surprised to see clouds already forming over the eastern horizon.

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  • Both surprised and horrified, she snatched the broom she'd left leaning against the counter.

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  • Kiera wasn't surprised and felt bad for admitting it to herself.

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  • She was surprised to recognize the Council members, from tall, thin Opal to the Council members whose names she'd never learned.

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  • Surprised, she hesitated before crossing to him.

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  • She surprised Dean by placing a hand on his arm, and letting it remain there.

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  • Gladys must have thought most of the world was deaf as she was quite surprised when Dean politely scolded her.

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  • Dean asked, surprised at the young girl's unusual candor.

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  • She didn't seem surprised to find others in the living room and took a seat next to Effie, looking less a nighttime specter than an exhausted victim.

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  • He was surprised to spot young Donnie Ryland, recognizable by his small stature and familiar jacket, running down the end of the trail.

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  • A short distance further, he was surprised for the second time when he caught sight of Janet O'Brien.

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  • I'm surprised he could do that to you.

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  • Nope. I'm surprised he wasn't, as far as he fell and I guess he is by now.

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  • I'm surprised anyone found the knife in the snow.

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  • Dean looked up at him, surprised.

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  • He named his salary, a figure that surprised Dean.

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  • Dean and his stepfather looked at her, surprised she was privy to the Annie Quincy saga.

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  • The others looked at him, surprised at the depth of his reaction.

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  • Ryland added, The doctor was very surprised how unaffected Donnie appeared after we described his dysfunctional family environment.

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  • I wouldn't be surprised he used them to mop up something, blood perhaps.

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  • She stood at the doorway, surprised that Jackson was unaware of her presence.

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  • He pulled back, surprised.

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  • He pulled back with surprised amusement.

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  • You'd be surprised at the things he's told me.

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  • Alex stared after Josh, obviously surprised by the unnecessary surrender.

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  • If he was expecting tears, he was going to be surprised.

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  • She was surprised to see him with Lori, rolling in the hay - and there was no question about what was going on this time.

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  • Now you're surprised we fell in love?

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  • No. You sound surprised.

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  • While he shouldn't have been surprised to find Angel in such a position, Brady was still impressed.

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  • Surprised, she fell silent.

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  • General Greene hadn't acted surprised about the missing keypads.

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  • Elise pursed her lips, and Lana was surprised to see her eyes water.

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  • Lana was surprised to find that someone else at the Peak within the mountain had issued a similar mayday call.

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  • Lana checked the general's location, not surprised to find him at the west wall.

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  • Dan asked, equally surprised.

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  • Brady sat back, as surprised as the others.

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  • She searched his pockets, surprised when she didn't even find her micros in the cargo pocket where he'd kept them.

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  • Brady was surprised to see a genuine smile on Tim's face.

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  • Lana asked suddenly, surprised to see the elite soldier had it at her waist.

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  • She touched it, surprised it was his blood.

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  • She and the others appeared healthy, which surprised Lana.

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  • She couldn't help but feel surprised by the kindness and careful planning of the refugees who'd lost everything but electricity in one building.

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  • A surprised silence fell over those in the street before someone bellowed.

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  • I'm surprised the underground held.

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  • Lana stared at the hole, surprised, and dropped even lower.

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  • She opened her eyes slowly, surprised to see she'd hit the man square in the back of the head.

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  • There was a pause then a surprised, "Lana?"

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  • Isn't that … what … you … said… She stared at him, surprised he remembered when she'd forgotten.

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  • He stopped at her words, surprised.

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  • He ascended two floors to the hallway where Kris's supplies had been stocked.  He recalled how hard it could be taking care of a helpless creature like Katie or Toby.  He strode to the chamber that had served as a department store full of clothing to Kris's Immortals.  Not surprised to find the chamber ransacked, he sifted through the remaining clothing on the floor.  He guessed Toby's size and stuffed a bag with a few items before going to the food supplies.

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  • Rhyn yanked the dart free and looked from it to the small welt forming on his arm.  It matched the welt on his other arm.  He gazed at his other arm for a long moment then strode to Toby's bag.  Snatching it, he unzipped it and dumped its contents onto the ground.  Alongside Toby's 3DS, a pair of clean underwear and socks, and gamers magazine was a small shaving bag.  Rhyn opened it, surprised to find a syringe and two small bottles, one empty and one filled with wine-colored solution.

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  • Kris let out a surprised laugh at the image in his mind of Rhyn being sent packing like a misbehaving puppy.

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  • Rhyn's body felt wooden, and his heart flew.  He opened the door to the antechamber and stopped, surprised at who sat within.

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  • Rhyn watched his only friend trot into the jungle.  He resumed pacing, surprised when Gabe reappeared quickly.

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  • I'd be surprised if the hatchling she carried was yours.

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  • Gabe and a few other assassins in black fought off hordes of demons.  Surprised, Rhyn launched into the melee with his dagger.  He slashed through several demons before the creatures realized he was there.  Wanting to keep them off balance, he morphed into his demon form and shredded the creatures with talons and fangs as deadly as theirs.

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  • Rhyn turned, surprised.  He'd forgotten Kris's presence.  The Council leader stepped forward.

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  • His words made Rhyn's throat tighten.  He'd never acted in order to gain his brothers' favor, but Kris's words affected him more than he thought they would.  There was a flash of light and Kris was gone.  Gabe jerked, as if surprised to find himself still standing.

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  • When she finally found the courage to talk to Alex about the chair, she was surprised to find him unyielding in his decision to keep the chair.

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  • Jenn faced the newcomer, surprised to see a small, grandfatherly man with brilliant green eyes standing near them.

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  • I admit, I'm surprised you haven't sent me away.

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  • Still, Carmen was surprised when Felipa, Aaron and Rob decided to go for a moonlight walk.

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  • He looked surprised, as if that thought had never occurred to him before.

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  • I was surprised when Alex resigned and moved up here.

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  • Alex looked surprised and then frowned.

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  • I'm as surprised as you.

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  • Carmen might be the only one in the room who was not surprised by his answer.

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  • The compassion in his voice surprised her and she glanced up at his sober face, tears coursing down her own.

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  • She offered Clara some iced tea and they talked for almost an hour before Clara surprised her with a calculating question and matching expression.

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  • You'd be surprised how many people I can impress when I put my shoes on.

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  • She didn't seem surprised to see him.

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  • The surprised look on his face bothered her.

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  • The godling seemed surprised to see Xander last night.

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  • She crossed to it and peered through the peep hole, surprised to see Jonny's caramel features and black eyes.

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  • Ashley appeared genuinely surprised.

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  • Surprised he backed down, Jessi would've relaxed, if her body wasn't on edge.

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  • She was surprised when Xander tossed them to her.

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  • Jenn met his gaze, surprised.

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  • If Darian was surprised Xander knew about the baby, he didn't show it.

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  • Xander was surprised to find he didn't give a shit how funny they found it that he was openly claiming Jessi.

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  • She smelled the ocean on the air and was surprised to see the strange stone cottage perched in the middle of a field hedged by a stone wall.

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  • She paused, surprised how painful the thought was of never being in his arms again.

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  • Jessi reached for it, surprised to find the real one around her neck.

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  • Jessi smiled, surprised to find no part of her disliked the idea of spending a lifetime – or several – with him.

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  • His rival the Cyclops Polyphemus surprised them together, and crushed him to pieces with a rock.

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  • Not a soldier himself, he had to control and direct the movements of armies; can we be surprised if he failed, or if he was unable to keep control over the generals or to establish that military co-operation so essential to success?

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  • But their importunity made a hermitage in Paris impossible; a graceless friend even surprised the philosopher in bed at eleven in the morning meditating and taking notes.

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  • He was surprised by the Romans under the command of Orobius (or Orbius), and only saved his life by flight.

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  • It was with the expectation that he might, with local aid, seize the castle, that Llewellyn invaded this district in December 1282, when he was surprised and killed by Stephen de Frankton in a ravine called Cwm Llewellyn on the left bank of the Irfon, 22 m.

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  • On the 9th of January 1646 he surprised Lord Wentworth's brigade at Bovey Tracey, and was present with Fairfax at the fall of Exeter on the 9th of April.

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  • Agreeably surprised by this attitude on the part of France, Visconti-Venosta lost no time in conveying officially the thanks of Italy to the French government.

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  • Concentrating a little army of 2600 men, Baratieri surprised and captured Kassala on.

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  • He complains of the busy idleness in which his time was spent; but, considering the circumstances, so adverse to study, one is rather surprised that the military student should have done so much, than that he did so little; and never probably before were so many hours of literary study spent in a tent.

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  • On the 22nd of October 16 4 1 he surprised and captured Charlemont Castle; and having been chosen commander-in-chief of the Irish forces in the north, he forged and issued a pretended commission from Charles I.

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  • Surprised together, Lancelot escapes, and the queen is condemned to be burnt alive.

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  • In June 1306 he was defeated at Methven, and on the 11th of August he was surprised in Strathfillan, where he had taken refuge.

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  • Then crossing to Argyllshire he surprised another body of his enemies in the pass of Brander early in 1309, took Dunstaffnage, and in March of this year held his first parliament at St Andrews.

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  • In March 1313 his lieutenant Sir James Douglas surprised Roxburgh, and Thomas Randolph surprised Edinburgh.

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  • Napoleon was surprised by the news of Prussia's mobilization; he had come to regard her as a negligible quantity, and now he found that her unexpected sensitiveness on points of honour was about to revivify the Third Coalition against France.

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  • Stephen, however, surprised and took it, but it surrendered to the earl in the same year on the king's refusal to send it aid.

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  • It is certain that Smerdis transferred the seat of government to Media; and here in a castle in the district of Nisaya he was surprised and killed by Darius and his six associates in October 521.

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  • They refused to permit the vital problem of limitation of armaments to be side-tracked, and surprised the conference by proposing a ten-year naval holiday and a drastic scrapping of tonnage by the three chief naval Powers.

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  • We need not be surprised that he failed; men desired not the scientific treatment of politics, but satire and invective.

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  • While he was absent upon one of them, his castle was surprised by the governor of Trebizond, and Theodora with her two children were captured and sent to Constantinople.

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  • In 1821 the Greek insurgents surprised the city, and in 1822 captured the Acropolis.

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  • On the morning of the 19th of August 1779 the British garrison was surprised by Major Henry Lee ("Light Horse Harry"), who with about 50o men took 159 prisoners and lost only 2 killed and 3 wounded, one of the most brilliant exploits during the War of Independence.

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  • At length in the afternoon they suddenly fell upon Dupont's isolated division at Albeck, which was completely surprised and severely handled.

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  • This led the latter to push on without due regard to tactical precautions, and Blucher took advantage of their carelessness when at Haynau (May 26), with some twenty squadrons of Landwehr cavalry, he surprised, rode over and almost destroyed Maison's division.

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  • Here his headquarters were surprised and he himself nearly captured by a sudden rush of French troops, and he learnt at the same time that the emperor in person was at hand.

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  • In the night his headquarters were again surprised, and he learnt that Napoleon himself with his main body was in full march to fall on his scattered detachments.

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  • Crossing to the mainland, he tried in vain to raise the clans, and on the 27th of April he was surprised and routed at Carbiesdale in Ross-shire.

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  • Returning south, Pretorius and his commando were surprised to learn that Port Natal had been occupied on the 4th of December by a detachment of the 72nd Highlanders sent thither from the Cape.

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  • D'Outremer, surprised Reims in the autumn of the same year, Gerbert fell into his hands and for a time continued to serve Arnulf, who had gone over to his uncle's side.

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  • This act led to reprisals, and on the 17th of January 1837 a Boer commando surprised Mosilikatze's encampment at Mosega, inflicting heavy loss on the Matabele without themselves 1 Two small children were spared and brought up as Kaffirs.

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  • On the 20th of December some 240 men under Colonel Anstruther, chiefly belonging to the 94th Regiment, while marching from Lydenburg to Pretoria, were surprised at Bronkhorst Spruit, and cut up by the Boer forces.

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  • On the 10th of December Gatacre essayed a night march and attack upon the enemy's position at Stormberg, and, misled by his guides in unknown ground, was himself surprised and forced to return with a loss of 719.

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  • Durnford, was surprised by a Zulu army nearly ro,000 strong.

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  • The camp was surprised, 62 out of 106 men were killed, and all the stores were With the column were 40 Boers, the Uys clan, under Piet Uys, whose father had been killed in 1838 in the wars with Dingaan.

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  • The Turkish posts about the lower spurs were in some cases surprised.

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  • Hence we shall not be surprised to find that the two tendencies are fully represented in primitive Christianity, and, still more strange as it may appear, that New Testament apocalyptic found a more ready hearing amid the stress and storm of the 1st century than the prophetic side of Christianity, and that the type of the forerunner on the side of its declared asceticism appealed more readily to primitive Christianity than that of Him who came "eating and drinking," declaring both worlds good and both God's.

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  • On the old post-road in Greenwich is the inn, built about 1729, at which Israel Putnam was surprised in February 1779 by a force under General Tryon; according to tradition he escaped by riding down a flight of steep stone steps.

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  • Great diversity prevailed everywhere, and we should not be surprised to find some different fact or custom in every lordship. Anglo-Norman feudalism attained a logical completeness and a uniformity of practice which, in the feudal age proper, can hardly be found elsewhere through so large a territory; but in Anglo-Norman feudalism the exception holds perhaps as large a place as the regular, and the uniformity itself was due to the most serious of exceptions from the feudal point of view - centralization under a powerful monarchy.

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  • Kutusovwaspursuing this march to the southwest when he was surprised by the swift advance of Soult's men on the plateau itself.

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  • Comte at first fell in with the plan, but he speedily surprised and disconcerted Mill by boldly taking up the position of " high moral.

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  • As it was composed in rather less than six months, and as the author honestly warns us that he has given all his attention to a more profound co-ordination, instead of working out the special explanations more fully, as he had promised, we need not be surprised if the result is disappointing to those who had mastered the corresponding portion of the Positive Philosophy.

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  • The dissipation and extravagance of his youth exceeded all limits and surprised his contemporaries.

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  • About 1725 there were built, to protect the carrying-place here, Fort Bull, on Wood Creek, which was surprised and taken by French and Indians in March 1756, and Fort Williams, on the Mohawk, which, like Fort Craven, also on the Mohawk, was destroyed by Colonel Daniel Webb after the reduction of Oswego by the French in August 1756.

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  • The Scots were surprised in their bivouacs, but quickly formed up, and at first repulsed both the horse and the foot.

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  • No resistance was at first offered to the annexation; but, suddenly, in January 1865, the Bhutias surprised the English garrison at Dewangiri, and the post was abandoned with the loss of two mountain guns.

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  • Castle St Angelo and the fort of St James were, in 1775, surprised by rebels, clamouring against bad government; this rising is known as the Rebellion of the Priests, from its leader, Mannarino.

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  • In September he surprised and routed Montrose at Philiphaugh near Selkirk, and was rewarded by the committee of estates with a present of -50,000 merks and a gold chain; but his victory was marred by the butchery of the captured Irish - men, women and children - to whom quarter had been given.

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  • Charles Albert no doubt was aware of this, but he never actually became a Carbonaro, and was surprised and startled when after the outbreak of the Neapolitan revolution of 1820 some of the leading conspirators in the Piedmontese army, including Count Santorre di Santarosa and Count San Marzano, informed him that a military rising was ready and that they counted on his help (2nd March 1821).

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  • A philosopher," as Gibbon long ago pointed out, _ who asks from what articles of faith above and against reason the early Reformers enfranchised their followers of P will be surprised at their timidity rather than scandal Y ized by their freedom.

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  • Curiously enough, the allies do not appear to have decided upon the course to be taken in case they were surprised, as they virtually were, and their system of intercommunication - if system it can be called - was most imperfect.

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  • In August 1673, Holland and England being at war, a Dutch fleet surprised New York, captured the city, and restored Dutch authority and the names of New Netherland and New Amsterdam.

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  • Albany successfully defied his usurped authority until his recognition was necessary to a united front against the French and their Indian allies, who, in February 1690, had surprised and burned Schenectady.

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  • A few days after the fight at Lexington and Concord, Connecticut authorized an expedition under Ethan Allen which surprised and captured Ticonderoga and Crown Point.

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  • At the 25th sitting Episcopius and the others cited appeared, when Episcopius surprised the deputies by a bold and outspoken defence of his views, and even went so far as to say that the synod, by excluding the Arminian deputies, could now only be regarded as a schismatic assembly.

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  • During the night his torpedo-boats surprised the Russian squadron in harbour and inflicted serious losses, and later in the day the battleships engaged the coast batteries.

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  • In 785 he was surprised and killed, with all his thegns present, at Marten, Wilts (Merantune), by Cyneheard, brother of the deposed Sigeberht.

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  • One can hardly be surprised at this.

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  • The question was repeatedly raised as to why the prime minister did not take advantage of this patriotic spirit to obtain a corresponding parliamentary demonstration; but it had surprised him, as it had many, and he shrank from the serious responsibility which would have resulted if the experiment had turned out badly; the aged Emperor's need of quiet, and the conviction that the Reichsrat, if summoned ad hoc, would, as for so long before, be of no active use, also played their part.

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  • White (1842-1875) surprised this guard, released about 15 prisoners, and captured 60 or more Confederates.

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  • It was a blunder to have allowed him to go, and the blunder ended in a tragedy, for while out on a reconnaissance with a few troopers they were surprised by Zulus, and the Prince Imperial was killed (June r, 1879).

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  • Khosrev, too, emboldened by this new sense of support, ventured to sea, surprised and destroyed Psara (July 2), and planned an attack on Samos, which was defeated by Miaoulis and his fire-ships (August 16, 17).

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  • Santa-Anna invaded Texas and gained some successes, but was surprised and taken prisoner at San Jacinto on the 21st of April 1836.

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  • Cholet, Bressuire, Fontenay-le-Comte and Samur were surprised.

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  • Johnston and Beauregard completely surprised the camps of Grant's divisions.

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  • At Cedar Creek, during a momentary absence of the Federal commander, his camps were surprised by Early (October 19).

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  • And so, though we cannot follow the steps of the process, we are not surprised to learn that they soon had an established footing in Israel, and that the prophets came to be recognized as a standing sacred element in society.

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  • Caesar at once marched to meet them, and, on the pre text that they had violated a truce, seized their leaders who had come to parley with him, and then surprised and practically destroyed their host.

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  • In 1568 the island of Sacrificios, near Vera Cruz, was seized by John Hawkins, who was surprised by the Spanish fleet accompanying the new viceroy, de Almansa, and escaped with Sir Francis Drake, but without the remaining ships of his squadron.

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  • Fort Ticonderoga, the key to the passage of Lakes George and Champlain to Canada, was surprised and, taken on the 10th of May by a small band under Colonel Ethan Allen, while Colonel Benedict Arnold headed an expedition through the Maine woods to effect the capture of Quebec, where Sir Guy Carleton commanded.

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  • On the 22nd of August he crossed the Narrows to the Long Island 20,000 on the 25th, and on the 27th surprised the Americans, driving them into their Brooklyn works and inflicting a loss of about 1400 men.

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  • On the 25th of April 1781 he was surprised in his camp at Hobkirk's Hill, near Camden, by Lord Rawdon and defeated, both sides suffering about an equal loss.

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  • On the 7th of September the French governor of Martinique, the marquis de Bouille, had surprised the British island of Dominica.

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  • Their method and aim were entirely congenial to the rising Catholic Church, and one is not surprised to find from writers in the East (Theophilus of Antioch, Justin Martyr) and West (Irenaeus, Tertullian and the author of 2 Clement) that they were widely read and valued.

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  • Surprised and menaced by the Thermidorian reaction, he denounced its partisans to the Jacobin club.

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  • On July 20 of the same year reinforced Aden troops surprised the Turks at Sheikh `Othman, inflicted on them considerable loss and they retired to Lahej.

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  • He surprised the world, which had supposed him to be a recluse and a mystic, by the practical interest he took in the mining population of Durham and in the great shipping and artisan industries of Sunderland and Gateshead.

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  • The pope had been persuaded that the proclamation of the new dogma would be effected without difficulty and without discussion; and when the pronouncement actually met with opposition, he was both surprised and embittered.

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  • For three years, it is true, the founders of the "Free Press" went on printing, "not only without selling a single copy, but scarcely being able to get a single copy introduced into Russia"; so that when at last a bookseller bought ten shillings' worth of Baptized Property, the half-sovereign was set aside by the surprised editors in a special place of honour.

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  • In the same year a force of pioneers under John Armstrong of Carlisle surprised and destroyed the Indian village of Kittanning (or Atique) on the Allegheny river.

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  • In 1489 it was surprised by Francis van Brederode, and in 1572 it was plundered by the Spaniards, who were in possession for four months.

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  • A body of 6000 men under Count William of Nassau were surprised and utterly cut to pieces.

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  • Because iron would be so easily made by prehistoric and even by primeval man, and would be so useful to him, we are hardly surprised to read in Genesis that Tubal Cain, the sixth in descent from Adam, discovered it; that the Assyrians had knives and saws which, to be effective, must have been of hardened steel, i.e.

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