Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an astonishing manner; to an astonishing degree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adverb 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.

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

    How the Crash Will Reshape America

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

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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