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Definition of astounded

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder : astonished, amazed was astounded to hear the news We were too astounded to speak. We could only stand there staring in amazement.— Arthur Conan Doyle

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Examples of astounded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In that context, what Democratic challengers accomplished in the second quarter of this year has left Republicans astounded. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Democratic Senate challengers stun Republicans with massive fundraising haul," 9 July 2020 The atmosphere was an electric combination of the rage that had compelled people to battle the police and an astounded euphoria over having actually prevailed. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis," 15 June 2020 Even the most jaded racing fans come away from Old Friends astounded by the lineup. Smithsonian Magazine, "When the Race Is Over," 17 Apr. 2020 Those hypnotizing moments that first astounded teammates in training camp have kept piling up. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Kevin Porter Jr.'s rapid rise, from erratic rookie to potential franchise cornerstone, isn’t surprising to Cleveland Cavaliers," 4 Mar. 2020 USA TODAY Defenses are befuddled, fans are astounded, and commentators are running low on superlatives. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "Morning Coffee: Everyone's running out of superlatives for Lamar Jackson," 26 Nov. 2019 Kentucky coach John Calipari looked almost astounded on the sideline after Tyrese Maxey sank a 3-pointer midway through the second half of Saturday’s top-10 matchup against Ohio State. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "How bad is Kentucky basketball’s 3-point shooting? Putting the struggle in perspective," 24 Dec. 2019 Dargie’s discovery astounded and rattled many scientists. National Geographic, "Inside the search for Africa’s carbon time bomb," 1 Oct. 2019 The researchers were astounded to find that horsetails released more energy than any other plant group, including 16 modern grasses. John Pickrell, Science | AAAS, "Sauropods grew big by munching ‘superfoods’ with sturdy beaks," 17 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of astounded

circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of astounded was circa 1540

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“Astounded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of astounded

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder

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