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- Surprisingly, astonishingly or amazingly
- It was a good date but the food at the restaurant was so flabbergastingly excellent I could barely think of anything else to talk about.
- He had said he would clean his room a thousand times before, but this time he actually did it, and flabbergastingly well too.
- 1922. George Jean Nathan, Henry Louis Mencken. The smart set: a magazine of cleverness, Volume 69. Ess Ess Pub. Co. page 49.
- (There) must be sympathy in the back parlor if it is to get its message across, and that this flabbergastingly important message... is as follows:...
- 1971. George Jean Nathan. Materia critica. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. page 115.
- The critical wonderment over the at times curious unevenness of Monckton Hoffe's dramatic writing, over the startlingly good suddenly crossed with the flabbergastingly bad, and vice versa...
- 2009. Jason McWhorter. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English. Penguin.
- As I write, the flabbergastingly fecund David Crystal has just published another book in the tradition, The Fight for English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left.