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Correct spelling:
The act of surprising, or state of being surprised; surprise.


surprisal, surprise.
sneak attack
ambush, pearl harbor, shock tactics, unforeseen attack.
Examples of usage:
  1. Upon another occasion, John of Gordon is said to have partially succeeded in the surprisal of the town of Berwick, although the superiority of the garrison obliged him to relinquish his enterprise. – Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) by Walter Scott
  2. By the treacherous surprisal of Fort Casimir, then, did the crafty Swedes enjoy a transient triumph; but drew upon their heads the vengeance of Peter Stuyvesant, who wrested all New Sweden from their hands. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  3. Care and utmost shifts How to secure the Lady from surprisal Brought to my mind a certain shepherd lad, Of small regard to see to, yet well skilled 620 In every virtuous plant and healing herb That spreads her verdant leaf to the morning ray. – Minor Poems by Milton by John Milton
  4. 19, 20. I know that there is a shame that is not the spirit of an honest heart, but that rather floweth from sudden surprisal, when the sinner is unawares taken in the act- in the very manner. – The Pharisee And The Publican by John Bunyan
  5. Albeit the first grace be wholly a surprisal, yet certainly he keeps this suitable method in the enlargements of grace, that when he gives more, he enlargeth the heart more after it, he openeth the mouth wider to ask and receive, and, according to that capacity, so is his hand open to fill the heart. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning