So shocked or surprised as to be unable to speak: he was dumbstruck with terror
More example sentences
- I immediately caught it with both hands and just stared at him, too dumbstruck to speak.
- The head of the creature was over two feet taller than Maria, but still it seemed that this beast was dumbstruck with terror.
- I sat there, dumbstruck, wondering who could laugh at this, let alone applaud.
Definition of dumbstruck in:
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