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speechless

(spēch′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking the faculty of speech.
2. Temporarily unable to speak, as through astonishment.
3. Refraining from speech; silent.

speech′less·ly adv.
speech′less·ness n.
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Asked about the philosophy of his art he said: "I like the law of contrast that rules the whole universe, and admire the sequence of day and night, love and hate, darkness and light, the system overall makes me speechlessly drawn to such greatness of creation.
Little Lee Roy took the money speechlessly, and then fell upon his yellow crutches and hopped with miraculous rapidity away though the door.
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But then, in the second stanza, in a scene whose domestic setting is poignantly reminiscent of some of the earlier poems, as he reads, "the door closed, / she was there, speechlessly enquiring: / Was all well?
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