Definition of astonishment
2 : something that astonishes : a cause of amazement or wonder Everything that he had seen so far … had been so astonishing that he began to wonder whether there could possibly be any more astonishments left. — Roald Dahl
Examples of astonishment in a Sentence
The garden's beauty filled me with astonishment.
A crowd watched in astonishment as he jumped from the bridge.
They discovered to their astonishment that their car had been stolen.
Much to the astonishment of her friends and family, she left school to pursue her acting career.
Recent Examples of astonishment from the Web
But perhaps the most incredible discovery (by metric of the livestreamed astonishment of the crew) was the carcass of a Hellcat fighter plane in the belly of the carrier.
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First Known Use of astonishment
ASTONISHMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of astonishment for English Language Learners
: a feeling of being very surprised
ASTONISHMENT Defined for Kids
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