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 for Surprise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surprise \Sur*prise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surprised; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Surprising.] [From Surprise, n.: cf. F.
     surprendre, p. p. surpris.]
     1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take
        unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack.
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              Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. --Isa.
                                                    xxxiii. 14.
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              The castle of Macduff I will surprise. --Shak.
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              Who can speak
              The mingled passions that surprised his heart?
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     2. To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by
        something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound;
        as, his conduct surprised me.
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              I am surprised with an uncouth fear.  --Shak.
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              Up he starts,
              Discovered and surprised.             --Milton.
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     3. To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to
        bring (one) into some unexpected state; -- with into; as,
        to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into
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     4. To hold possession of; to hold. [Obs.]
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              Not with me,
              That in my hands surprise the sovereignity. --J.
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     Syn: See Astonish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surprise \Sur*prise"\, n. [F. surprise, fr. surprendre, surpris;
     sur over + prendre to take, L. prehendere. See Sur-, and
     1. The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of
        seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by
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     2. The state of being surprised, or taken unawares, by some
        act or event which could not reasonably be foreseen;
        emotion excited by what is sudden and strange; a suddenly
        excited feeling of wonder or astonishment.
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              Pure surprise and fear
              Made me to quit the house.            --Shak.
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     3. Anything that causes such a state or emotion.
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     4. A dish covered with a crust of raised paste, but with no
        other contents. [Obs.] --King.
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     Surprise party, a party of persons who assemble by mutual
        agreement, and without invitation, at the house of a
        common friend. [U.S.] --Bartlett.
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     Syn: Wonder; astonishment; amazement.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected
           happens to you
      2: a sudden unexpected event
      3: the act of surprising someone [syn: surprise, surprisal]
      v 1: cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
      2: come upon or take unawares; "She surprised the couple"; "He
         surprised an interesting scene"
      3: attack by storm; attack suddenly [syn: storm, surprise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  138 Moby Thesaurus words for "surprise":
     admiration, amaze, amazement, ambush, assail, assault, astonish,
     astonishment, astound, astoundment, attack, awe, awestrike, bedaze,
     bedazzle, beguilement, bewilder, bewilderment, blitz, blockbuster,
     blow, boggle, bomb, bombshell, bowl down, bowl over,
     breathless wonder, bushwhack, capture, catch, catch off-guard,
     catch unawares, come at, come down on, come from behind,
     come upon unexpectedly, confound, crack down on, daze, dazzle,
     descend on, descend upon, discomfit, disconcert, discover, dismay,
     do the unexpected, drop in on, dumbfound, dumbfounder,
     dumbfoundment, earthshaker, eye-opener, fall on, fall upon,
     fascination, faze, flabbergast, floor, gang up on, go at, go for,
     grab, grasp, harry, have at, hit, hit like lightning, incredulity,
     joker, jolt, jump, kicker, land on, lay at, lay for, lay hands on,
     lay into, light into, marvel, marveling, mug, nonplus, overwhelm,
     paralyze, peripeteia, perplex, petrify, pitch into, pounce upon,
     pound, pull up short, puzzlement, rattle, revelation, rock,
     sail into, seize, sense of mystery, sense of wonder, set on,
     set upon, shock, shocker, sneak attack, spring a surprise,
     spring upon, stagger, staggerer, startle, startler, strike,
     strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stun, stupefaction,
     stupefy, surprisal, surprise attack, surprise ending,
     surprise package, surprise party, swan, switch, swoop down on,
     take, take aback, take by surprise, take short, take the offensive,
     take unawares, thunderbolt, thunderclap, wade into, waylay, wonder,

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Surprise, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    44
     Housing Units (2000): 22
     Land area (2000):     0.399762 sq. miles (1.035380 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.399762 sq. miles (1.035380 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47850
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             41.104403 N, 97.308948 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Surprise, NE

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Surprise, AZ -- U.S. city in Arizona
     Population (2000):    30848
     Housing Units (2000): 16260
     Land area (2000):     69.493923 sq. miles (179.988427 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.018654 sq. miles (0.048314 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    69.512577 sq. miles (180.036741 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            71510
     Located within:       Arizona (AZ), FIPS 04
     Location:             33.651785 N, 112.397197 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     85374
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Surprise, AZ

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