1. a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident
2. the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless
3. was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion
3. "The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous. ANNA QUINDLEN"
- Lysa TerKeurst, Am I Messing Up My Kids?
4. "The windows on the Dovetail side of the gatehouse were larger, and she could see the two corgi dogs outside, peering in through the lead latticework, flabbergasted that they had, through some enormous lacuna in procedure, been left on the outside, wagging their tails somewhat uncertainly, as if, in a world that allowed such mistakes, nothing could be counted on."
- Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age: or
5. "Mark Twain, cynical about so much else, has a particular reverence in the Holy Land for "sitting where a god has stood". What flabbergasted him was that his traveling companions would be in such a sanctified environment and winter what they saw according to other writers or their denominational background instead their own experience with the holy."
- Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
6. "I am flabbergasted by the widespread refusal across this land to think big about a loving God. Like nervous thoroughbreds being guided to the starting gate at Churchill Downs, many Christians bray, bridle, and bolt at the revelation of God’s all-embracing love in Jesus Christ."
- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled
7. "I’ve never been nonplussed before but I know the definition and I imagine this must be what it feels like. It’s not quite flummoxed, or bewildered. Words have subtle nuances. A year or two ago I might have been flabbergasted. This is a slightly different kind of stymied. Yes. I think it’s nonplussed."
- Karen Marie Moning, Iced
8. "The awe-inspiring beauty of nature is nothing more than being flabbergasted by our ignorance of it. Good art produces the same effect; and the worst thing an artist can do is to follow the herd, because domesticated art is about as dynamic as a domesticated animal."
- Quote by Anthony Marais
9. "Sebastian just smiled. I could hear your heart beating, he said softly. When you were watching me with Valentine. Did it bother you? That you seem to be dating my dad? Jace shrugged. "You’re a little young for him, to be honest. What? For the first time since Jace had met him, Sebastian seemed flabbergasted."
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
10. "Dess shook her head. "Before he walked off, Rex said for you to wait. He said it's totally important you don't touch Angie until he comes back. and he said that if you were a pain about it, I get to hit you with that." She pointed to where the darkling had flung Flabbergasted Supernumerary Mathematician, its tip blackened by ichor and fire. "So, go ahead."
- Scott Westerfeld, Blue Noon