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Luann

by Greg Evans

Gocomics

March 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be taken aback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jaw-dropping        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/
health/coronavirus-risk-factors.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/16/
466618817/sue-klebold-mother-of-columbine-shooter-carries-him-
everywhere-i-go-always

 

 

 

 

 

dumbfounded        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/
fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html

 

 

 

 

 

dumbstruck        UK

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2007/12/09/
hatton_pays_the_price_for_gamb.html

 

 

 

 

 

dumbstruck        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/
science/jennifer-doudna-crispr-cas9-genetic-engineering.html

 

 

 

 

 

speechless        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/03/15/
470422089/can-computer-programs-be-racist-and-sexist

 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/
michael-jacksons-death-family-says-they-are-speechless-and-devastated.html

 

 

 

 

 

look nonplussed        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/
opinion/13dowd.html

 

 

 

 

 

bemused        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/may/31/
missionary-christianity

 

 

 

 

 

bemusement

 

 

 

 

 

puzzled

 

 

 

 

 

disbelief        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/
opinion/blow-the-era-of-disbelief.html

 

 

 

 

 

shake his / her / their head in disbelief        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/nyregion/at-wake-for-staten-island-
stabbing-victims-tears-and-one-word-why.html

 

 

 

 

bewilderment        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/
opinion/protest-social-distancing-covid.html

 

 

 

 

 

puzzled

 

 

 

 

 

puzzlement        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/02/
elizabeth-jane-howard-dies-90

 

 

 

 

 

baffled        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/05/
555864489/why-did-he-do-it-authorities-still-baffled-by-vegas-shooter

 

 

 

 

baffling        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/20/
538274460/911-transcript-of-woman-killed-by-minneapolis-police-made-public

 

 

 

 

 

befuddled        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/nyregion/
09apply.html

 

 

 

 

 

surprise

 

 

 

 

 

it may come as a surprise        USA

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/18/
502575561/chart-whos-who-in-the-future-trump-administration

 

 

 

 

 

surprised

 

 

 

 

 

flabbergasted        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2007/sep/27/
newsstory.manchesterunited

 

 

 

 

 

flabbergasted        USA

http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/18/
over-the-wall/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amaze

 

 

 

 

 

amazing

 

 

 

 

 

amazement        USA

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=18615556 - February 1, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

shock        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/
world/europe/global-reaction-us-presidential-election-donald-trump.html

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=18615556 - February 1, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

shocking        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/
opinion/donald-trumps-shocking-success.html

 

 

 

 

awe        USA

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=98469063 - December 24, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

staggering        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/30/
848021681/a-staggering-toll-30-million-have-filed-for-unemployment

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/02/
825383525/6-6-million-file-for-unemployment-another-dismal-record

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/19/
upshot/coronavirus-jobless-claims-states.html

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=98469063 - December 24, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

astonishing        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/13/
505434080/scientists-report-the-arctic-is-melting-even-more-rapidly

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/
opinion/why-the-court-was-right-to-allow-cheek-swabs.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

astonished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

astonishment        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/
opinion/absorbing-the-impossible.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

astounded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stun        UK / USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/04/
us/politics/trump-suleimani.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/
us/politics/trump-gun-control.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/us/illinois-
police-officers-shooting-was-suicide-officials-say.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/05/
education/oberlin-cancels-classes-after-series-of-hate-related-incidents.html

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
mother-stunned-at-sons-murder-rampage-1990349.html
 - 3 June 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/may/14/
girl-eight-rape-allegation-mother

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2009-11-05-Fort-Hood_N.htm

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-08-wisconsin_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stunned        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/
i-couldnt-save-my-friend-carnage-leaves-christchurch-stunned

 

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2007/sep/27/
newsstory.manchesterunited

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/sep/04/
climatechange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stunned        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/14/
532636128/before-the-rumble-in-the-jungle-music-rang-out-at-zaire-74

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/
sports/ncaabasketball/louisville-defeats-duke-but-kevin-ware-breaks-leg-in-first-half.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/17/us/
17convert.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/atlantic10/2006-09-20-
duquesne-focus_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be absolutely stunned        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/16/
labour-mp-jo-cox-shot-in-west-yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stunning        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/us/
politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-president.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/06/
health/second-success-raises-hope-for-a-way-to-rid-babies-of-hiv.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/sports/
ncaabasketball/louisville-defeats-duke-but-kevin-ware-breaks-leg-in-first-half.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mesmerized        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/14/
532636128/before-the-rumble-in-the-jungle-music-rang-out-at-zaire-74

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/20/
opinion/20bono.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eye-popping        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/06/21/
533702513/spillover-beasts-which-animals-pose-the-biggest-viral-risk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mind-boggling        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/30/
821360397/the-u-s-was-already-deep-in-debt-this-years-deficit-will-be-mind-boggling

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/11/
275254157/mind-boggling-historic-ice-storm-headed-for-deep-south

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mind-bogglingly + ADJECTIVE        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/19/
490628323/as-julys-record-heat-builds-through-august-arctic-ice-keeps-melting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mind-bending        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004443035/atomic-vets.html

 

 

 

 

 

it blows my mind that...        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/09/
485388393/ambush-in-dallas-shakes-the-movement-for-police-reform

 

 

 

 

 

it really blows my mind        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/06/
541676283/-rumble-celebrates-rock-n-roll-s-native-american-roots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Stunned to Stunning

for Louisville

 

March 31, 2013

The New York Times

By ZACH SCHONBRUN

 

INDIANAPOLIS — After all the buildup, the history, with a matchup of decorated coaches and programs, the most poignant moment of Sunday’s Midwest Region final sprang from an injury perhaps unparalleled in its gruesomeness at an N.C.A.A. tournament.

The scene after Louisville’s Kevin Ware sustained an open fracture of his right leg late in the first half was surreal. Four Cardinals woozily held each other up at center court, several appearing on the brink of fainting, others crying and shaking. Coach Rick Pitino dabbed away tears. Players on the bench said a prayer.

While being treated on the floor, before a cart carried him off to a hospital, Ware called his teammates over, but they could not hear him. Pitino had to yell.

“Guys!” Pitino cried. “He wants to say something.”

Russ Smith, Peyton Siva, Chane Behanan, Wayne Blackshear and Gorgui Dieng gathered around Ware, who said through tears, “Just win it for me, y’all.”

His words soothed the souls of 13 players who turned their sorrow into fuel. Louisville, the region’s No. 1 seed, responded by dismantling the second-seeded Blue Devils, 85-63, in a commanding second-half performance at Lucas Oil Stadium to earn a second consecutive trip to the Final Four.

At halftime, Pitino told his team to win for Ware, who grew up in Atlanta, where the Final Four will be held. At the time of Ware’s injury, the Cardinals led, 21-20, but it was going to take a monumental resurgence of character not to let the scene they had witnessed derail their play.

They emerged from the locker room with eight minutes before the second half began — unusually early. They were ready to run, run, run again.

“We couldn’t lose this game for him,” Pitino said. “We just couldn’t.”

Louisville unleashed a torrent of layups and steals, blocks and dunks, a basketball bludgeoning. The Cardinals (33-5) shot 59.2 percent in the second half to hand Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski his second loss in 13 appearances in the Round of 8.

“We know how hard it is to beat Duke,” Pitino said. “If you let Duke shoot and you let Duke get in transition, you’re going to lose. We took those two things away.”

Pitino does know how hard it is to beat Duke. As the Kentucky coach in 1992, his team lost to the Blue Devils in overtime of the 1992 East Region final on Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beating shot, perhaps the most famous play in college basketball history.

The two coaches remained close friends — they even appeared in socks and underwear together in a popular commercial in 2009 for the video game Guitar Hero — but faced each other only one more time since then: in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, on Nov. 24.

Duke (30-6) won that game, 76-71, handing Louisville its first loss, but the Cardinals were without their center, Dieng, who had a broken left wrist and whose absence left the team without an integral defensive presence inside. Dieng sprinkled in a little offensive game Sunday, scoring 14 points with 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Louisville’s pestering defense had a discernible effect on Duke’s Seth Curry, who struggled finding open shots in the first half, after his 29-point outburst carried the Blue Devils against Michigan State in the Round of 16.

“They just come at you the whole game,” Curry said. “They’re a great backcourt, and it was a tough test today.”

Curry, guarded by Siva and Luke Hancock, stirred to life in the second half, scoring Duke’s first 8 points. But the success was short-lived, and then again, the Cardinals were motivated.

At halftime, the Louisville coaching staff did not know what to expect. The mood was somber. Pitino’s message was short.

“Don’t lose this game for Kevin Ware,” Smith recalled.

Less than four minutes into the second half, Mason Plumlee dunked in a putback to tie the score, 42-42. Then Smith hit a layup, and Siva hit a jumper, and Behanan made a steal. Within minutes, Louisville was on a 17-2 run. The shift was reminiscent of the Cardinals’ second-half dismantling of Syracuse in the title game of the Big East tournament.

The rout was on.

“I thought we had a chance there, and then boom,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s what they do to teams.”

Siva scored 10 of his 16 points after halftime, and Smith finished with a game-high 23 to earn the region’s most outstanding player award. Remarkably, the Cardinals were only 2 of 13 from the 3-point line. They scored 42 of their points in the lane.

Pitino thanked his son, Richard, the Florida International coach, for suggesting to him at practice Saturday a different way to incorporate the pick-and-roll, knowing how good Plumlee and Ryan Kelly are at defending it.

“It worked to perfection,” Pitino said.

After the game, as ladders were assembled underneath the hoops, the Louisville players ran off the court. They told one another before the Big East tournament that they would not cut down nets until after the national championship game.

“We just want the big one,” Behanan said.

At some point before the final buzzer, Ware’s No. 5 jersey made its way back to the Louisville bench. Behanan, Ware’s closest friend on the team, held it aloft and then pulled it on. The crowd chanted Kevin’s name. The tears welled up again.

From Stunned to Stunning for Louisville,
NYT,
31.3.2013,
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/sports/ncaabasketball/
louisville-defeats-duke-but-kevin-ware-breaks-leg-in-first-half.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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