surprise (v.) Old form(s): surpriz'd , surprize
attack, capture, seize
1H6 V.iii.40[Pucelle to Richard, of him and Charles] may ye both be suddenly surprised / By bloody hands
2H6 IV.viii.57[Cade to himself, of the rebels] I see them lay their heads together to surprise me
Tit IV.i.51[Titus to Lavinia, of what she has seen in a book] wert thou thus surprised
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