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  • noun Plural form of astonishment.


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  • Kathe did something so surprising and hilarious that I remember it as one of the great "perfect astonishments" ever.

    July 2010

  • Von Sternberg never again found his footing in the movie industry, although the uncut version of his 1941 film " The Shanghai Gesture " has its share of astonishments.

    The Unhappiest Man in Hollywood

  • Everywhere she looked she discovered new wonders, new astonishments.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • A pretty girl—truth be told, virtually any kind of girl—in a drinking establishment was one of the astonishments of Prohibition, a shock both severe and enduring.


  • Your only defense is that the audience, the person with whom you're having this conversation, is with any luck being struck by astonishments of his own.

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  • But taken together, these films add progressive social values to what DeMille had already accomplished with the stylistic astonishments of The Cheat, The Whispering Chorus, and a half dozen other small gems that exemplified what critic Dave Kehr would call his “great formal inventiveness.”

    Empire of Dreams

  • These girls bring up so many questions and provide so many astonishments.

    Peers Into The Lives Of Two Headed Twins

  • These and other astonishments await as co-creator Alan Davis takes Excalibur into space and down the rabbit hole!

    Marvel Comics for January 2010 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • Aunt Cook had prepared small astonishments for us such as eggs with blue shells that contained an egg-shaped pudding of ginger cream.


  • Among the grim astonishments of a century replete with them is the fact that the world has fresh reasons for worrying about the tribalism, irrationality, mythmongering and cult of purging violence that define fascism.

    Fascism's Second Spring


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