It may astonish readers to know, then, that it was Jews that invented our idea of heaven.
They frighten a few people (mostly each other), are rude to bystanders and astonish a cleaning lady.
To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us.
His book should astonish both liberals and conservatives—and for very different reasons.
The Germans know, and that is the card with which they are going to astonish the world.'
He is tremendously proud of his wings—and they certainly are wings to astonish.
So I sing like a bateau full of voyageurs, and the dark echo, and that vild-cat must be astonish.
Sometimes, to astonish, and attract by novelty, the arena was converted into a wood.
Perhaps the musical genius which his father will not bring before the world in himself may one day astonish that world in Sigmund.
She was a restless, headstrong girl, even then, who liked to astonish her friends.
c.1300, astonien, from Old French estoner "to stun, daze, deafen, astound," from Vulgar Latin *extonare, from Latin ex- "out" + tonare "to thunder" (see thunder); so, literally "to leave someone thunderstruck." The modern form (influenced by English verbs in -ish, e.g. distinguish, diminish) is attested from c.1530.
No wonder is thogh that she were astoned [Chaucer, "Clerk's Tale"]Related: Astonished; astonishing; astonishingly.