astounded

adjective
as·​tound·​ed | \ə-ˈstau̇n-dəd \

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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The tweet quickly went viral, with thousands of likes and retweets, as well as hundreds of replies from fellow astounded tweeters. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "An iPhone Cursor Trick Shared on Twitter Is Blowing People’s Minds," 19 Nov. 2018 Throughout her news conference, Ledecka seemed less astounded that a ski racer who splits her time on the snowboarding pro circuit could win an Olympic Alpine gold medal than her inquisitors. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Snowboarder Ester Ledecka Shocks Lindsey Vonn and the Super-G Field," 18 Feb. 2018 Perez-Navarro called his first match of the 2018 World Cup Saturday alongside Mariano Trujillo, and viewers were astounded. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "Fox World Cup commentator Jorge Perez-Navarro makes Gus Johnson sound calm," 16 June 2018 Hicks was astounded to learn that Mantle had hit so many in such a short time. Pat Borzi, New York Times, "Yankees Belt 5 Homers in a Win Over the Royals," 19 May 2018 When Jean-Lou Justine received the first photograph of a giant worm with a head like a shovel, the biologist was astounded. Ben Guarino, BostonGlobe.com, "Giant predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them," 22 May 2018 The efficiency, the heart of a 2-hour, 23-minute masterpiece, flatly astounded. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "No-hitter wait continues for Padres fans after near-miss from Lyles," 15 May 2018 Both Benjamin and Aaliyah are astounded by the Internet's positive reaction to their video. Kara Falchini Illig, Redbook, "Wedding Guests Perform Traditional Haka To Honor Bride And Groom, Move Them To Tears," 23 Jan. 2016 In the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day slayings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, an astounded nation wakes up to read the shocking details on another mass shooter. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Mass murderers – are we missing the signs?," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of astounded

circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

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