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1Extremely surprisingly or impressively:‘this recording is, if anything, even more astonishingly played’[as submodifier] ‘some of the best food is astonishingly cheap’
- ‘Scooby-Doo went through several Saturday morning transformations during his astonishingly long television run.’
- ‘Their Greco-Roman wrestlers also performed astonishingly.’
- ‘Approximately two-thirds of the entire quilt is an astonishingly rich cerulean.’
- ‘The color photography is muted throughout, with the exception of the red, which is astonishingly vibrant to the point of overload.’
- ‘Their misery is palpable without ever becoming sentimental, and both boys are astonishingly good.’
- ‘The rapid decline of the sea turtle population is an astonishingly symbolic representation of what's wrong with our national environmental policy.’
- ‘He clearly and astonishingly demonstrated the crystalline structure of water.’
- ‘In her breakthrough role, she shows herself to be an astonishingly capable actress at such a young age.’
- ‘The general fought astonishingly with relatively little support and constantly threatened supplies.’
- ‘The heart astonishingly dances, but can sometimes miss a beat.’
- 1.1[sentence adverb] Used to express surprise at an event or situation:‘astonishingly, the novel is still selling 7,600 copies a year’
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