verb (used with object)
- astor, john jacob,
Origin of astound
Examples from the Web for astound
But it continues to astound me that there are troves of archives that have not been looked at.
The depth of rage, animus and violence that was directed at him—“Spittle flying, the N word flying”—continues to astound him.
In the architecture and embellishments of the chamber, the evident design had been to dazzle and astound.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
I shall study reactions at first hand that will astound the world!Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various
He had intended to satisfy the most eager of his friends, and to astound his opponents.Phineas Finn|Anthony Trollope
In it there appeared volunteer troops to astound seasoned veterans by their dash and discipline.Generals of the British Army|Francis Dodd
And nothing has happened to astound or flabbergast him, to send him sprawling with Cheyne-Stokes breathing.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
Word Origin for astound
mid-15c., from Middle English astouned, astoned (c.1300), past participle of astonen, astonien "to stun" (see astonish), with more of the original sense of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding.