Surprise

• (n.) The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by surprise. • (n.) To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack. • (n.) To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or...
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surprise

(from the article `human behaviour`) ...heart rate and of course by smiling and crying. Infants show a quieting of motor activity and a decrease in heart rate in response to an ...
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surprise

1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack. 'Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.' (Isa. Xxxiii. 14) 'The castle of Macduff I will surprise.' (Shak) 'Who can speak The mingled passions that surprised his heart?' (Thomson) ... 2. To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by...
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surprise

surprisal noun the act of surprising someone
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Surprise

[1777] Surprise, the first American naval ship of the name, was a sloop purchased by the Continental Navy in 1777 and commanded by Captain Benjamin Dunn. Surprise was ordered in April 1777 to join brigantine {USS|Andrew Doria|1775|2} and sloop {USS|Fly|1776|2} in clearing the Cape May channel of British ships. On May 2nd, the Harwich packet...
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Surprise

[apple] Surprise is a pink-fleshed apple that is the ancestor of many of the present-day pink- and red-fleshed apples bred by American growers. ==History== Surprise is a smallish, round apple with a dull pale green or whitish-yellow skin and very tart red-tinged flesh. It is believed to be a descendant of Malus niedzwetskyana, a deeply red-...
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Surprise

[clipper] The Surprise was a California clipper built in East Boston in 1850. It initially rounded Cape Horn to California, but the vessel`s owners, A. A. Low & Brother, soon found that the vessel performed well in Far Eastern waters. From that point onward the vessel spent much of her working life in the China trade, although the vessel al...
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Surprise

[emotion] Surprise (pronunciation) is a brief mental and physiological state, a startle response experienced by animals and humans as the result of an unexpected event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, unpleasant, positive, or negative. Surprise can occur in varying levels of intensity ranging fr...
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Surprise

[Hercules] Treaties concluded by the {flagicon|Kingdom of Italy} Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946). Unless denounced, treaties ratified by the Kingdom of Italy remain in force for Italy. ...
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Surprise

[networks] Surprise (denoted S) is a global measure of the quality of a partition of a given complex network into communities. The name Surprise derives from the fact that its value evaluates how surprising (unlikely) is, from a statistical point of view, a given partition. Using benchmarks with networks with known community structure, it h...
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Surprise

[paddle steamer] Surprise was the first paddle steamer, and the first steam powered vessel, built and run in Australia. It was built possibly on the Parramatta River, by shipbuilder Henry Gilbert, and launched in Sydney on 14 March 1831. Its first voyage was on 1 June on the Parramatta River. It was 58 feet long. The first steamer to operat...
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Surprise

Sur·prise' noun [ French surprise , from surprendre , surpris ; sur over + prendre to take, Latin prehendere . See Sur- , and Prehensile .] 1. The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as...
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Surprise

Sur·prise' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Surprised ; present participle & verbal noun Surprising .] [ From Surprise , noun : confer French surprendre , past participle surpris
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surprise

come upon or take unawares
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Surprise

HMS Surprise was a British Bay Class anti-aircraft frigate of 1600 tons displacement launched in 1945. She carried a crew of 157 and had a top speed of 19.5 knots. Armaments consisted of two 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in a pair; two 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; and one Hedgehog multiple spigot mortar.
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surprise

surprise 1. To encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; to take or catch unawares. 2. To attack, or to capture suddenly, and without warning. 3. To cause someone to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something not anticipated or expected. 4. To cause (someone) to do or to say something unintended; and to elicit or to detect through surpri...
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Surprise

Surprise is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Surprise

This term is frequently used in courts of equity and by writers on equity jurisprudence. It signifies the act by which a party who is entering into a contract is taken unawares, by which sudden confusion or perplexity is created, which renders it proper that a court of equity should relieve the party so surprised. The word surprise is a technical e...
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surprise

[n] - the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you 2. [n] - a sudden unexpected event 3. [n] - the act of surprising someone 4. [v] - take unawares 5. [v] - take unawares or by surprise
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