surprise (one) with (something)

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surprise (one) with (something)

To shock, amaze, or astonish one by demonstrating something or presenting one with something. I must say, he surprised me with his honesty. I thought for sure he'd try to deny it or weasel his way out of a punishment. The kids surprised me with breakfast in bed for my birthday.
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surprise someone with something

to astonish someone by presenting or showing something. I surprised her with a bouquet of roses. He surprised Roger with a new car.
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The year has not even reached its first half yet, but Davao continues to surprise us with one good news after another.
Growing up, my dad would always surprise us with a pasalubong and we'd eat it together.
On better days, my father would surprise us with pizza parties, and the six of us would bond over it in one queen-sized bed.
So deeply rooted in gospel and tradition that, like a living tree, it can swing in the wind and continually surprise us with new blossoms."
Surprise us with your love and grace once again so we may see you in afresh and new way.
Surprise us with an insight: We're looking for trends and insights, not new product announcements or press releases.
The one thing needed is the One who gives us the desire to let God surprise us with whatever God has in store.
If at times Leirner veers dangerously close to the driest form of institutionalized conceptualism, her installations always manage to surprise us with their sense of discretion, intimacy, even empathy.
This area will be quiet for a while and then surprise us with a surge of activity.
While Hodgkins does not surprise us with his conclusions about Herbert, he often puzzles and confuses his reader with loose definition and argumentation.