filled with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amazed: Before the eyes of the astonished crowd, the magician pulled off everything from simple card tricks to the disappearance of his lovely assistant.
the simple past tense and past participle of astonish.
- as·ton·ished·ly, adverb
- un·as·ton·ished, adjective
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How to use astonished in a sentence
He turns astonished tourist, as his camera sweeps up to the dome.Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal | by Alec MacGillis | January 17, 2021 | ProPublica
Earl Stoddard, the county’s head of emergency management — who said he was “astonished” by the allocation — urged state officials to give the county of 1 million residents more doses.Virginia, Maryland expand vaccine eligibility as Northam encourages schools to reopen | Gregory S. Schneider, Ovetta Wiggins, Erin Cox, Meagan Flynn | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
I’ve been lucky enough to taste hoshigaki in Japan, and as a new resident of Los Angeles, I am still astonished by the abundant persimmons growing freely in people’s backyards.
Microbial ecologists were astonished to find cells inside basalt far under the ocean floor that have survived for perhaps more than 100 million years.
It’s worth putting this in context because it’s as astonishing a stat as any women’s basketball player has put up in recent memory.After Beating Cancer, This Syracuse Point Guard Is Coming For The Record Books | Howard Megdal | November 17, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
I was astonished by his work and very grateful that fate had thrown us together.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told | Marlow Stern | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That such a local issue had become national, even international, in scope astonished me.
I was astonished at some of the figures you came up with, specifically about Jewish immigrants.
Her indifference astonished Clark, who has been a cop for 29 years.
People were astonished by his impassioned speeches at separatist meetings.
Louis was not less astonished at this charge, than the Empress had been at the communication which aroused it.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
He stared at his men, astonished and impatient at this strange disobedience.
The eye admireth at the beauty of the whiteness thereof, and the heart is astonished at the shower thereof.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
I am always astonished, amazed and delighted afresh, and even as I listen I can hardly believe that the man can play so!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay