Definitions

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  • adv. In an astonishing manner; so as to surprise or astonish.
  • adv. Very; used as an intensifier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an astonishing manner; to an astonishing degree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise

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Examples

  • Detroit, astonishingly, is still the 11th-largest city in the U.S.

    How the Crash Will Reshape America

  • Mr. Domingo, still in astonishingly robust voice, dominated his scenes; Mr. Castronovo, in a more lyric tenorial vein, brought both passion and restraint to Mario, and seemed to be singing in a different opera.

    When Postman and Poet Meet

  • Despite the near-freezing temperature, people are dressed in astonishingly little.

    July 25, 2004

  • Sales at stores open at least a year increased 6% on an annual basis, a performance that Liberum Capital analyst Simon Irwin described as "astonishingly strong given the environment."

    Inditex Profit Rises as Retailer Adds Stores

  • Congress is moving at a pace that can fairly be characterized as astonishingly fast to slash the number of Americans who lack health insurance by more than half.

    Jim Jaffe: Congress Rocks

  • I got called "Jesus" about as often as I witnessed men pleasuring themselves, which is to say astonishingly often.

    DailyFinance

  • In this respect the proportion in the case of that factory of the Pioneers -- sixteen hundred stockholders to five hundred workingmen in the factory (say a proportion of only about three to one) -- may be called astonishingly favorable and unusual -- as small as is in any way possible, and to be accounted for partly by the especially fortunate situation of the Pioneers, who represent a great exception in the working class, partly by the fact that this branch of manufacturing is far from being one of those which require the heaviest capitalization, and partly because this factory is not large enough to count among the really large enterprises, for in these the proportion, even in this branch of industry, would be a very different one.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 10 Prince Otto Von Bismarck, Count Helmuth Von Moltke, Ferdinand Lassalle

  • Morgan Stanley found that "astonishingly," South Korean issuers approved close to 100 percent of applicants, and warned that it's not clear whether "this corporate culture has changed."

    BUSINESS: KOREA GOES BUST

  • HPFacebookVoteV2. init (364341, 'Congress Rocks', 'Congress is moving at a pace that can fairly be characterized as astonishingly fast to slash the number of Americans who lack health insurance by more than half.

    Jim Jaffe: Congress Rocks

  • Gulf history, there is already evidence of "astonishingly" high concentrations of methane, fish have been sighted fleeing the growing dead zones, and oil deposits are now routinely encountered on beaches surrounding the Gulf.

    News & Politics

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