She recalls that her father was aghast when somebody asked him if he had treated King differently than he might another patient.
Britain was aghast at the loss of its near-viceregal sway in Egypt.
Holland was well aware, though, that her feminist friends were aghast at her career choice.
When it collapsed two years later, it had tripled to $65 billion—a fact that leaves Stewart aghast at the SEC.
The Parents Television Council fired out their annual "We Are aghast!"
"Nothing," said Mrs. Kenton, aghast at first, and then astonished to realize that she was speaking the simple truth.
Then, aghast at what he had said, he clapped his hand over his mouth.
The spectators recoiled, aghast with indignant astonishment.
Winslow was hopelessly in love, when he found this out he was aghast.
Edward, startled and aghast, drew sullenly into the rear of the tent.
c.1300, agast, "terrified," past participle of Middle English agasten "to frighten" (c.1200), from a- intensive prefix + Old English gæstan "to terrify," from gæst "spirit, ghost" (see ghost). The -gh- spelling appeared early 15c. in Scottish and is possibly a Flemish influence, or after ghost, etc. It became general after 1700.