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Extremely surprising or impressive; amazing:‘an astonishing achievement’‘I find it astonishing that they ever thought it could work’
amazing, astounding, staggering, shocking, surprising, breathtaking, striking, impressive, bewildering, stunning, stupefyingView synonyms
- ‘I have taken my pictures up to 16 times magnification to see things that were astonishing in my pictures.’
- ‘Gain a clear picture of Bible prophecy with this astonishing visual guide!’
- ‘What is astonishing in these accounts is how victims find the courage to heal despite being marginalized and betrayed.’
- ‘In 1989 he competed in the London 24-hour, clocking up an astonishing 147 miles.’
- ‘What I find astonishing is that investors consider dollar assets, more precisely United States Treasury bonds, to be safe.’
- ‘Her six years in Madras are astonishing.’
- ‘The reaction of the people in the capital is astonishing.’
- ‘Skating has made me appreciate the astonishing beauty of the city I was lucky enough to be born in.’
- ‘This much-awarded film is an astonishing achievement for a first-time director.’
- ‘The list of instruments used in the recording is astonishing in length.’
- ‘In their writing, wannabe journalists conjure some astonishing images.’
- ‘Another undisputed highlight is the astonishing debut movie from documentary-maker Marc Singer.’
- ‘It's astonishing what gets through under the current broken safety net.’
- ‘A Carlow newsagent this week spoke out about the astonishing sequence of events that led to thousands of euro worth of cigarettes being stolen from her shop.’
- ‘A truly astonishing discovery could change everything we believed to be true about when we first inhabited this continent.’
- ‘Her bravery at the hearing in the Guildhall, York, is astonishing.’
- ‘Perhaps the most astonishing thing about this astonishing story is the smugness of its tone.’
- ‘His early career was marked by an astonishing range of achievement.’
- ‘These uplands preserve some astonishing Roman and prehistoric remains.’
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