capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.
astoundingly, each year an estimated 10 million girls worldwide are married before the age of 18.
End Child Marriage Now Gro Brundtland, Graça Machel September 19, 2011
astoundingly, judges ruled in favor of admitting the lyrics in 80 percent of those criminal trials.
Warning: These Rap Lyrics Could Put You in Jail Dean Obeidallah March 5, 2014
astoundingly, alcohol is a factor in one in five deaths among Russian men.
Does the World Have a Drinking Problem? David Sessions February 17, 2011
Gopal, a journalist who covered the war, gives a devastating account of how the conflict was astoundingly mishandled.
The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 William O’Connor December 13, 2014
In fact, the user bases on the two networks are astoundingly different.
Facebook’s Annoying New Feature Brian Ries August 20, 2010
The first words he spoke were so astoundingly unfair that I could hardly believe that I heard them aright.
My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
This thing was so big, so astoundingly and unexpectedly important.
Five Tales John Galsworthy
Yes, I think that first chapter of Genesis, as an attempt to sum up the history of millions of years, is astoundingly complete.
The Altar Steps Compton MacKenzie
Now and then the boy looked like his father, astoundingly like, and disturbingly.
The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
She was astoundingly fair to look upon—dazzling, it might be said, with some support to the adjective.
The Husbands of Edith George Barr McCutcheon
causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
astp American Society of Transplant Physicians Army Specialized Training Program
variant of before a vowel. . . . Historical Examples Cf. Perrine’s negative results for Swift’s comet in 1899, astr. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke abbreviation astronomical astronomy
. (initial capital letter) Horticulture. a tart, usually red or yellow variety of apple. a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan. Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur. Historical Examples He wore a dark blue silk blouse; and in the streets, on cold days, a […]
astride with one leg on each side of; astride: sitting astraddle a fence. Historical Examples astraddle on Tono-Bungay, he flashed athwart the empty heavens—like a comet—rather, like a stupendous rocket! Tono Bungay H. G. Wells Having careered, plunging and tugging and side-stepping, until she was astraddle of the outside trace, Jenny stopped. The Pike’s Peak […]