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Greatly surprised or impressed; amazed.‘he was astonished at the change in him’‘we were astonished to hear of this decision’
- ‘I was astonished at what I was being told.’
- ‘We were shocked and astonished, thrown into a state of utter disbelief.’
- ‘From the very beginning I was almost in tears, overwhelmed by a sense of triumph, proud to be human, astonished at what we can do.’
- ‘Finally bringing her ageing vehicle to a screeching halt, officers were astonished to find a seven-month-old baby boy in the front seat.’
- ‘Nathan grinned at William's astonished face.’
- ‘When I became a primary school governor in 1990 I was astonished to discover that there were no formal grammar text books in school.’
- ‘They were astonished at the colonials' high standard of living, reports the author.’
- ‘I am astonished at the lack of coherence on the part of planners.’
- ‘Grandpa is astonished at how the dogs do everything together.’
- ‘Arikha's own unsparing self-portraits, often nude, show a fiercely alert, intelligent, sometimes astonished, sometimes grimacing face.’
- ‘A few days later an astonished Fouquet was arrested.’
- ‘He stepped out of the car and gave himself up to the astonished officers.’
- ‘The registry contacted the breeder, who in turn called the dog's astonished owner.’
- ‘The priest was astonished to see a hidden staircase descending into the dark.’
- ‘The astonished faces of the recipients soon turn to happy smiles.’
- ‘He hit his drive 381 yards down the storied 650-yard 17th, drawing astonished gasps from the galleries.’
- ‘The other fishermen had seen the marlin's skeleton and were astonished at its size - eighteen feet from nose to tail.’
- ‘Wilson proclaimed himself astonished at the tremendous weight the horses carried.’
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