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I'm writing something that mimics the famous "Shocked" line from Casablanca, but I can't find a good way to punctuate the phrase without it looking odd. Any ideas please?

I'm shocked, shocked, that StackExchange would answer my question.

That just looks like I'm listing all my reactions.

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    You only need the first comma. The second is apparently incorrect. – Kris Jul 31 '14 at 11:12
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How about:

I'm shocked ─ shocked! ─ that StackExchange would answer my question.

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  • Now, let's not pussyfoot around with Captain's Renault's feigned sense of shock! Someone at Rick's had definitely nobbled the roulette wheel in his favor, what? – Peter Point Oct 7 '16 at 5:40

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