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    with/in great surprise

    Mr Darcy listened to her words with/in great surprise.

    In this sentence is there any difference between 'with' and 'in'?

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    Exclamation Re: with/in great surprise

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Mr Darcy listened to her words with/in great surprise.

    In this sentence is there any difference between 'with' and 'in'?

    Thank you in advance.
    I think the expression with surprise is used when something happened contrary to expectations. It has long term or permanent impact on the mind. Example: Americans betrayed by Democratic senators with surprise amendment that protects Big Pharma monopoly.

    In surprise is used when something which is not unexpected happened and it has only a temporary impact on the mind. Examples: You can find coupons in Surprise offered by local businesses for products such as pizza.

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