verb (used with object)
Origin of astonish
Examples from the Web for astonished
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|DAILY BEAST
I was astonished at some of the figures you came up with, specifically about Jewish immigrants.
People were astonished by his impassioned speeches at separatist meetings.
The signed letter that Winnie got in return, thanking her for the present, was passed around the family with astonished reverence.
But what has astonished her this year, she says, is the firearm trend.
He was astonished, for the door was locked, yet he felt relieved rather than alarmed.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
I stopped in to see her the other day, and I was astonished at the change which had taken place in a short time.Friends and Neighbors|Anonymous
I stood looking at them, bewildered and astonished by Mademoiselle's loyalty.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
He took off his hat, but was so astonished he could scarcely utter a greeting.An Alabaster Box|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
Fritz had recovered nerve enough to explain to the astonished station master that the King had changed his plans.The Prisoner of Zenda|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for astonished
Word Origin for astonish
Word Origin and History for astonished
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.