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1. wonder [ v ] have a wish or desire to know something
Examples: "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

Used in print:

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

There is a pause in the merriment as your friends gaze at you , wondering why you are staring , open-mouthed in amazement .

Rudyard_Kipling 's scorn for the `` jargon '' of psychical research was altered somewhat when he wondered `` how , or why , had I been shown an unreleased roll of my life film '' ?

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

He wondered what expression , as he made that gesture , was on his face .

He wondered if it wore the old anxiety , or the old , taut stoicism .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

How was she to behave , Claire wondered .

Synonyms wonder inquire enquire Related Terms question request curiosity

2. wonder [ v ] place in doubt or express doubtful speculation;
Examples: "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do" "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal BR-B16. Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Nevertheless , we wonder at the stand of the A._M._A. on the health_problem confronting the aged .

(The Nation, 193: 16...)

One cannot but wonder whether these doubts about the success of Khrushchev 's agricultural policy have not at_least something to do with one of the big surprises provided by this Congress - the obsessive harping on the crimes and misdeeds of the `` anti-party group '' - Molotov , Malenkov , Kaganovich and_others - including the eighty-year-old Marshal_Voroshilov .

One cannot help wondering whether Molotov and the rest of the `` anti-party group '' are not being used as China 's whipping-boys by Khrushchev and his faithful followers .

And one cannot but wonder whether Marshal_Malinovsky , who was blowing hot and cold , exalting peace but also almost openly considering the possibility of preventive war against the West , was n't trying to keep the Chinese quiet .

(The New York Times...)

On_the_whole , however , one must wonder at just what it is that forces a beloved artist to besmirch her own reputation as time marches inexorably on .

Synonyms wonder question Related Terms chew_over scruple doubt

3. wonder [ n ] the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

Used in print:

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

And no wonder , for Vientiane , the old City of Sandalwood , had become the City of Bullet_Holes .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

`` Sportin '' ' ! he echoed again in soft wonder .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

And Carla , watching in wonder , turned_to Sam .

Synonyms wonder admiration wonderment Related Terms astonishment awe

4. wonder [ n ] something that causes feelings of wonder
Examples: "the wonders of modern science"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

It 's a wonder , really , to how much mendacious trouble Larkin puts himself to sell the Jerebohms that preposterous manse .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

With these gadgets - impressive to the gullible because of their flashing light_bulbs , ticks , and buzzes - he then carries_out a vicious medical con_game , capitalizing on people 's respect for the electrical and atomic wonders of our scientific age .

( Small wonder a Spokane jury awarded the husband $ 35823 for his wife 's death . )

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Small wonder , then , that we fear .

Synonyms wonder marvel Related Terms happening marvel

5. wonder [ n ] a state in which you want to learn more about something

Used in print:

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Upon consideration of the variety of soils and fabrics normally encountered in the washing process , it is little wonder that the use of a number of detergent constituents having `` synergistic '' properties has gained widespread acceptance .

Synonyms curiosity wonder Related Terms cognitive_state interest curiousness desire_to_know

6. wonder [ v ] be amazed at
Examples: "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

Used in print:

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Skeptics may deny the more startling phenomena of dreams as things they have never personally observed , but failure to wonder at their basic mystery is outright avoidance of routine evidence .

Synonyms marvel wonder Related Terms react marveller

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