as·​tound·​ed | \ ə-ˈstau̇n-dəd How to pronounce astounded (audio) \

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

Examples of astounded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sitting in just 4 ½ feet of water, the catch rate on jigheads and minnows astounded. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 July 2022 As sales representatives watched students at Lone Peak High School experiment with robotic surgical devices, they were astounded by how naturally the kids handled the high-tech machinery. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 But Linn also excoriated Smollett as a narcissist and pronounced himself astounded by his actions given the actor’s multiracial family background and ties to social justice work. Don Babwin And Kathleen Foody, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Mar. 2022 Tenorio remembered being astounded at how González’s strings would last for an entire tour, as opposed to just a night like his competitors. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 As Kerber read out the names of the witnesses, Hawash was astounded to recognize many of them. New York Times, 25 Jan. 2022 Fans remain astounded at how a few photos opened such an uncanny path to fame. Sha Hua, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 The O’Connor family was astounded to learn of the dog tag’s discovery more than 75 years after the war. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 These arachnid architects have both astounded and puzzled scientists for ages, but a new study published last month in the journal Current Biology unravels the spiders' secrets. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of astounded

circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

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“Astounded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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