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She was amazed at how calm she felt after the accident.
I was absolutely amazed when I heard he'd been promoted.
[+ to infinitive] Mr Graham was amazed to find 46 ancient gold coins inside the pot.
I was amazed to hear that Chris had won first prize.
We were amazed to discover that we'd been at school together.
[+ (that)] I'm amazed (that) she didn't complain
YoHf:amazed adj : filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock; "an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovation"; "I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral"; "astounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombing"; "stood in stunned silence"; "stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses" [syn: astonied, astonished, astounded, stunned]
Personally, I use it with a positive meaning but I don't know whether a negative meaning is allowed or not. I'm afraid you'll have to wait for native speakers' opinions about that.
Hope this helps,
Courtesy of http://dict.die.net
Edit: I've just noticed that K.O. answered your question, too, but I can't fathom why he sent three replies. (edited again) OK, he deleted two of them.
Yes, amazed just means very surprised. The negative/positive aspect depends on the reason.
For negative matters, we'd often use a word like shocked.
Best wishes, Clive
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