as·​ton·​ished | \ ə-ˈstä-nisht How to pronounce astonished (audio) \

Definition of astonished

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder : astounded, amazed … she awoke the next day astonished to find that she suffered no ill effects.— Jean T. Barrett heard the news with an astonished smile

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Examples of astonished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The astonished congregants see it as a direct message from God. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 May 2021 If Donkey Hodie must appear astonished, her normal eyes can be replaced with more surprised-looking versions. New York Times, 2 May 2021 Mahoney was relatively new to films then; Dukakis, a little older, had the edge, but both were fantastically skillful stage animals learning how to be equally skillful on camera before our astonished and grateful eyes. Michael Phillips,, 2 May 2021 The camera cut to his mother and sister in the audience — who had their own astonished reactions. Jerry Portwood, Rolling Stone, 26 Apr. 2021 As a parent of a college student, I am astonished that my shopkeeper parents paid my tuition in full. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021 Serving into the sun in the final game, Osaka clunked her shot off the lip of her racket, blooping the ball past an astonished Tomljanović. Steven Wine,, 26 Mar. 2021 The latter’s astonished acceptance speech is one of the sweetest in history. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2021 Ronald Koeman's astonished expression on the sideline summed up the strike perfectly. Ben Church, CNN, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of astonished

1716, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of astonished was in 1716

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2 Jun 2021

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“Astonished.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of astonished

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder


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