to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
Archaic. astonished; astounded.
King reminisced about his convention and was astounded at how little bad-blood lingered.
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All the old dinosaurs, who were astounded by the numbers involved.
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Pundits who had pronounced him toast were astounded that he left office with high approval ratings.
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So good is the latter—and Wayne so good in it—that Ford is said to have been astounded.
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“I am speechless and astounded, this sentence is inexplicable,” he said.
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Bassett was astounded when he saw Dick’s signature on the hotel register.
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They are astounded that the troops do not take it in good part.
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Whatever the mental comment attached to the gaze, the eyes that meet mine are quite as often astounded as amused.
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The astounded guard burst into laughter at their absurd scare.
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The short-sighted thrift-preachers would naturally be astounded at the outcome.
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(transitive) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
mid-15c., from Middle English astouned, astoned (c.1300), past participle of astonen, astonien “to stun” (see astonish), with more of the original sense of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding.
capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising. to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise. Archaic. astonished; astounded. Contemporary Examples Daniel Gross on their astounding lack of a counteroffer to the Dems. On the Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Got Nothin’ Daniel Gross December 1, 2012 The dating process produced an astounding age of […]
capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising. Contemporary Examples 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 […]
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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 […]