For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound
people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
Holt was astonished--"dumfounded
" is the word that he used in telling it--yet seems to have retained a certain intelligent curiosity.
But Raoul's stupefaction was so great that he stood there dumfounded
, without a gesture, without a word.
I stared at him dumfounded
. Then it occurred to me that it was exactly the thing I wanted.
He was secretly dumfounded
at this sentiment when it came from his lips.
I can see him now as he stood dumfounded
on the threshold of the hall; and yet, at the time, my eyes sped past him into the room beyond.
He was dumfounded
; his head suddenly began to ache furiously; but he did not want them to think him unmanly.
Inspector Jacks was dumfounded
. Such a state of affairs seemed to him impossible.
"The seditious papers!" repeated Cornelius, quite dumfounded
at the imputation.
A stream of short stories flowed from his pen, and he branched out into the easier forms of verse - the kind he saw printed in the magazines - though he lost his head and wasted two weeks on a tragedy in blank verse, the swift rejection of which, by half a dozen magazines, dumfounded
He paused a moment as if dumfounded
or uncertain how to answer such a speech, and then turned and walked away.
The next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than was the kitten; and again Miss Polly, to her dumfounded
amazement, found herself figuring as a kind protector and an angel of mercy--a role that Pollyanna so unhesitatingly thrust upon her as a matter of course, that the woman--who abhorred dogs even more than she did cats, if possible--found herself as before, powerless to remonstrate.