from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective struck with an intense and usually sudden surprise sufficient to produce wonder or perplexity.

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  • adjective surprised, amazed, astonished or bewildered.

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  • adjective filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock


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  • Yes, I am plain astounded that they like the idea of being on the air together. —

    A Clintonian at Fox - The Caucus Blog -

  • Most of it is a defence of Sappho's chastity, which some German had denied, and I can assure you the passion with which these two gentlemen argued, the learning they displayed, the prodigious ingenuity with which they disputed the use of some implement which looked to me for all the world like a hairpin astounded me; especially when the door opened and Professor Hobkin himself appeared.

    Monday or Tuesday

  • When at last he raised his head, his expression astounded me.

    The Blue Wall A Story of Strangeness and Struggle

  • The soul is struck with the ardour of a fever, overwhelmed with an epilepsy, and displaced by a sharp megrim, and, in short, astounded by all the diseases that hurt the whole mass and the most noble parts; this never meddles with the soul; if anything goes amiss with her, 'tis her own fault; she betrays, dismounts, and abandons herself.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • Christine admits she was "astounded" when she was told to stop all contact so abruptly, and ignored the advice.

    What led Andrea Adams to kill herself at 18?

  • Scott Knowles from Gig Harbor, Washington says he is, quote, "astounded" at the military's reluctance to address the issue of suicide by service members, since the returning Vietnam veterans decades ago quote, "showed them the size and scope of the problem with PTSD and other mental issues."

    Your Letters: Military Suicides; Michael Caine

  • "I'm kind of astounded," says Tony Gierzynski, a campaign-finance expert at the University of Vermont.

    Fundraising shows Dem race shaping up as 'battle of titans'

  • I was kind of astounded to hear one of the IFAJ Congress attendees say last night that they didn't even see a reason for us to have internet access!


  • Democratic Movement (UDM) said it was "astounded" at the announcement.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The word 'astounded' spring to mind when I read comments such as yours comparing Islamic Terrosim and Road deaths.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...


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