surprize

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

surprize (plural surprizes)

  1. US spelling of surprise.
    • 1792, Ann Ward Radcliffe, A Sicilian Romance[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2005:
      Ferdinand not yet recovered from the painful surprize
    • 2011, William Francis Patrick Napier quoting Charle Napier, 1813, The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B.[2], Cambridge Univ. Press, ISBN 9781108027205, page 236:
      Guard well against surprize; to be surprized is inexcusable in a general, if it happens from his neglect of proper posts: if his troops are surprized in good posts they must be in a dreadful state, which can hardly be the fault of any one but the general.

VerbEdit

surprize (third-person singular simple present surprizes, present participle surprizing, simple past and past participle surprized)

  1. US spelling of surprise.
    • 1789, Ann Ward Radcliffe, The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne[3], edition HTML:
      Surprized at the bold independence of these words, delivered with uncommon energy, the heart of Osbert beat quick
    • 1813, John Elihu Hall, The American Law Journal, Volume 4[4], edition Digitized, Law, WP Farrand and Co., published 2010, page 326:
      Will he be surprized that such a diversity of sentiment rendered … And will he be surprized, that mutual concessions … need we be surprized tat the stream …
    • 2006 May 24, Mark Hancock, “Todd Heisler interview Part C”, PhotoJournalism, accessed on 2012-09-14:
      … they were kind of surprized that the elders would let me take pictures.

ReferencesEdit

  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary, surprize
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