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be lost for words

Definition of be lost for words in English:

Be so surprised, confused, or upset that one cannot think what to say: never loquacious, Sarah was now totally lost for words
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  • And then, suddenly, the devastation hit and I simply was lost for words, and I didn't really know what we could do.
  • I was lost for words - it was like a dream to see everyone helping me out.
  • He said: ‘I was lost for words, I didn't envisage it, but it made me feel great.’
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