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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of astonish.

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Examples

  • “That you can still call me ‘Father’ without choking on the word astonishes me,” H’druhn said, bitterly.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • “That you can still call me ‘Father’ without choking on the word astonishes me,” H’druhn said, bitterly.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • “That you can still call me ‘Father’ without choking on the word astonishes me,” H’druhn said, bitterly.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • What astonishes is not that the result falls short of perfection, but that any part of the job gets done at all.

    Andrew Bacevich: The Long War: Year Ten Lost in the Desert with the GPS on the Fritz

  • There are, in those restaurants, as there are in public gardens and railway trains, people embodied in a quite ordinary appearance, whose name astonishes us when, having happened to ask it, we discover that this is not the mere inoffensive stranger whom we supposed but nothing less than the Minister or Duke of whom we have so often heard.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • It just astonishes me that anyone at Paramount could actually watch 'Generations' or 'Insurrection' and CONTINUE ALLOWING RICK BERMAN TO MAKE MOVIES.

    Revisiting Star Trek [Part 6 of 7]: The Films

  • What astonishes me is that so many folks are willing to deny the mere possibility that a person is racist for entirely partisan reasons.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge

  • The place looks rustic and a bit weird, however it is an amazing structure that astonishes the beholder and makes one think nothing is impossible.

    Largest Solar Powered Building in the World Unveiled in China

  • So it degenerates into a species of word-juggleery that at first astonishes by its unexpectedness, then pleases by its dexterity, and finally offends by reason if its misplaced ingenuity.

    2009 March | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • So it degenerates into a species of word-juggleery that at first astonishes by its unexpectedness, then pleases by its dexterity, and finally offends by reason if its misplaced ingenuity.

    Paradox and Chesterton

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