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words fail me

said to ​emphasizeyoursurprise or ​shock, ​especially at something you have just ​seen or been told: "So what did you ​think of Olive's ​pinkoutfit?" "Words ​fail me. I've never ​seen anything ​quite like it!"
(Definition of words fail me from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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