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1Surprisingly impressively or notably.‘both cars handle competently and precisely, if not astoundingly’as submodifier ‘an astoundingly good performance’
- ‘He can astoundingly sing anything—folk, semiclassical, pop, soft romantic, fast numbers.’
- ‘For students of southern literature, his book advances nothing astoundingly new.’
- ‘Stop waiting, and try these amazing products that will astoundingly delight all of your senses!’
- ‘Frankly, I am at a loss to explain this astoundingly bad judgment.’
- ‘Part god, part athlete, he dances astoundingly in a big solo that seems to take its shape in the air until he comes to rest.’
- ‘Fortunately, there is an astoundingly simple, low-tech solution to manage hypothermia: the humble lightbulb.’
- ‘He is an open-faced, astoundingly good-looking young man with an easy grin.’
- ‘He replied to a letter of inquiry with an astoundingly acute appreciation of Brown.’
- ‘Take note whenever a character does something astoundingly stupid just to set up a conflict later in the film.’
- ‘The man gets a surprise call and has to take an unexpected flight and then face some 36 hours of astoundingly dangerous adventures.’
- 1.1sentence adverb Used to express surprise at a situation or event.‘astoundingly, even after all these centuries something of his effort survives’
- ‘Astoundingly, he was granted a two-year visa to "travel for artistic purposes."’
- ‘Men do significantly less housework than their wives—and, astoundingly, less than their cohabitating male counterparts.’
- ‘Astoundingly, this would mean there are more men claiming to have won the Medal of Honor in Vietnam than actual recipients of the medal since the Civil War.’
- ‘Even more astoundingly, the other claimants just sort of shrug and say, "Oh, well."’
- ‘Rather astoundingly, she forgets all about her siblings, who jerk our tears for 30 seconds and then disappear as a plot point forever.’
- ‘Astoundingly, though, 504 of his hits went over the fence.’
- ‘This government has quite astoundingly placed itself in the camp of big business.’
- ‘Astoundingly, presidents have, in the past, managed to push through agendas they really care about.’
- ‘Astoundingly, the band wrote the entire album as a piece, each song building upon the last.’
- ‘There were other attacks on Tuesday, disrupting the flow of oil and, astoundingly, cutting off electricity to a good deal of the country.’
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