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

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Examples of astounded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whole of it astounded as Mickelson continued chasing the lunacy of a player winning a major in his 50s. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 May 2021 In the days that followed, national media and others seemed astounded by my win. Rosemary Ketchum, Time, 21 May 2021 When Rodgers walked in with a cane and introduced himself, the men couldn’t help but stare, astounded to see him on his feet. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Mar. 2021 Bass was astounded when more than 50 congregants responded to his emergency appeal for help, hurrying to the unlit church with push brooms and squeegees and working to clear the water. Luis Andres Henao, Star Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 But when Lee walked in to his office that day, he was astounded by her raw beauty and elegance. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Mar. 2021 Last year was the first year of observations in a long-term study launched into the Sounders — and the results astounded scientists. Anchorage Daily News, 22 Feb. 2021 The author, a Baltimore transplant, likes to say that being a writer is like being the world’s worst therapist and having yourself as a patient; no one is more astounded than Evans at what comes out of her word processor. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 24 Nov. 2020 Even Cannon, who's normally unflappable, looked astounded. Rachel Yang,, 15 Oct. 2020

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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 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of astounded

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder

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