openmouthed


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Adj.1.openmouthed - with eyes or mouth open in surprise
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"
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Jurgis went down the line with the rest of the visitors, staring openmouthed, lost in wonder.
The son of Peleus from the other side sprang forth to meet him, like some fierce lion that the whole country-side has met to hunt and kill--at first he bodes no ill, but when some daring youth has struck him with a spear, he crouches openmouthed, his jaws foam, he roars with fury, he lashes his tail from side to side about his ribs and loins, and glares as he springs straight before him, to find out whether he is to slay, or be slain among the foremost of his foes--even with such fury did Achilles burn to spring upon Aeneas.
He stood openmouthed, maddened and still, as if in the midst of a catastrophe.
Mohammad Sarwar, 30, stood in the dock openmouthed, shaking his head in disbelief, as he was sentenced for conspiracy to supply cannabis and cocaine at Manchester Crown Court.
said the redhead, turning openmouthed on the sofa towards me.
The comment came from Reading player Stephen Hunt, who watched openmouthed as a linesman flagged for a goal even though the ball had crossed the BY-LINE rather than the GOAL-LINE.
SPELLBOUND: A young girl is left openmouthed as she watches the entertainment, above, while a lad, far left, and girl, left, try to work out the magic tricks; FUN FOR ALL: A group of children watch the show Pictures by PETER BENN