I'm trying to find a way to write a sentence with active language where a character is amazed by something without making the something the subject of the sentence. For example:
"Adam opened the door and was amazed to see Sarah."
Is there some way to craft this sentence where Adam amazes or something? Though, if Adam amazes then he's the one doing the amazing and Sarah would be amazed. I'm trying to find a way for Adam to be the one who is amazed, but with a different word that I can use in the active voice.
"Adam opens the door and X to see Sarah,"
Where X is the word I'm looking for. Help!