Definitions

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  • n. amazement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Amazement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Amazement.

Etymologies

astound +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I think 75% of the farmers were selling peaches, to my astoundment.

    Fried Green Eggplant with Peach Salsa

  • To my considerable astoundment, he nominated me to replace him here -- a decision he blames partly on a visit to the college science fiction course I taught using methods stolen shamelessly from him and John.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The messenger stared about him in dazed astoundment.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • A man had just landed from an Indian canoe, and stood on the bank, regarding him in evident astoundment.

    Five Thousand Dollars Reward

  • August Bordine stood handcuffed and a prisoner, his face the picture of utter astoundment.

    Five Thousand Dollars Reward

  • Into this she sank, half fainting, and sat shaking with astoundment, with horror, with wrath.

    No. 13 Washington Square

  • The Judge and Jack and Mary gazed down at her in uttermost astoundment.

    No. 13 Washington Square

  • It did not gaze at the shrinking couple in astoundment.

    No. 13 Washington Square

  • While I was blinking and rubbing my eyes in astoundment, a big, bearded man whose face was strangely familiar opened the door and whipped the captured pistol from the seat.

    Branded

  • "If I'm -- but I'm not amenable to your reasons!" blustered the president, recovering a little from the first shock of terrified astoundment.

    The Price

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