from The Century Dictionary.
- In an astonishing manner; to an astonishing degree.
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- adverb In an
astonishingmanner; so as to surpriseor astonish.
Very; used as an intensifier.
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- adverb in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
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Detroit, astonishingly, is still the 11th-largest city in the U.S.
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.
Despite the near-freezing temperature, people are dressed in astonishingly little.
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."
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.
I got called "Jesus" about as often as I witnessed men pleasuring themselves, which is to say astonishingly often.
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.
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."
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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.