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surprise

1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack. Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. (isa. Xxxiii. 14) The castle of Macduff I will surprise. (Shak) Who can speak The mingled passions that surprised his heart? (Thomson)

2. To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound; as, his conduct surprised me. I am surprised with an uncouth fear. (Shak) Up he starts, Discovered and surprised. (milton)

3. To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to bring (one) into some unexpected state; with into; as, to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into generosity.

4. To hold possession of; to hold. Not with me, That in my hands surprise the sovereignity. (J. Webster)

Synonym: See astonish.

Origin: From Surprise,: cf. F. Surprendre, p.p. Surpris.


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@sosippus just two things 1) how would they detect the luminiscence? Better would be some chemical signal as we know it from here. 2) surprise, surprise, bacteria do not require organic carbon source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autotroph True and true! Thanks, had forgotten about those, ...

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by sosippus
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

@sosippus just two things 1) how would they detect the luminiscence? Better would be some chemical signal as we know it from here. 2) surprise, surprise, bacteria do not require organic carbon source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autotroph

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by JackBean
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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antibiotic overuse ???

... germ. i.e. hit it hard enough for long enough, and the drug AND the body will ensure no mutant strains survive. But hey....that costs MORE money! surprise surprise. You can then get to the industries that ARE a problem which have been left well alone during this issue. (the evil global corporate ...

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by androspandros
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:43 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: antibiotic overuse ???
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by Dglasmniubhe
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:10 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
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Cellular Reincarnation

... how she pushed me from the mountain. “Please” she continued, “don't be angry with me, my intentions are good. Follow me and I will have a surprise for you”. Reluctantly I followed her, cautious for any foul new tricks she would play on me. When I saw where we were heading I was astonished. ...

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by ewartkuijk
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:25 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellular Reincarnation
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