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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Astonishment
 
The whole company were in astonishment: whist stood still; quadrille laid down the cards; and brag was in suspense.
        Murphy.—The Way to Keep Him, Act II.
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The sempster sat still as I pass’d by,
And dropt her needle! fishwives stayed their cry!
        Ben Jonson.—Time Vindicated.
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The steer forgot to graze.
        Tennyson.—The Gardener’s Daughter.
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A tale which holdeth children from their play, and old men from the chimney corner.
        Sidney.—Apology for Poetry. (Arber’s reprint, 40.)
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He caught the attention of both old and young—labour stood still as he passed—the bucket hung suspended in the middle of the well—the spinning-wheel forgot its round—even chuck-farthing and shufflecap themselves stood gaping till he had got out of sight.
        Sterne.—Tristram Shandy, Chap. X.; Wm. Combe, Doctor Syntax, Chap. V.
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