verb (used with object)
Origin of astound
Examples from the Web for astounded
King reminisced about his convention and was astounded at how little bad-blood lingered.
“I am speechless and astounded, this sentence is inexplicable,” he said.Instagram Attacks Rihanna For Scandalous Photos; Dolce & Gabbana to Appeal Guilty Verdict|The Fashion Beast Team|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So good is the latter—and Wayne so good in it—that Ford is said to have been astounded.A New Biography Shows That ‘John Wayne’ Was His Own Best Creation|Christopher Bray|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I called and read her the AP story as it crossed the wire; she was astounded.Oswald’s Mother Was a Thoroughly Disagreeable Piece of Work|Steve North|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet again, I am astounded by the one-sided, short-sighted approach so many take to this conflict.
But Gratz hurried on, explained the unconscious visits of his astounded hearer to the cellar, and all that followed.The Flaw in the Sapphire|Charles M. Snyder
Before the astounded officer could shoot, he had grown entirely quiet.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The black-haired man seemed to be astounded when I declined to drink his good whiskey.The Awakening of the Desert|Julius C. Birge
And before the astounded victims knew what was going to happen, he had given the word to fire.Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812|James Barnes
Astounded at this sudden attack, the men sprang up from their deep sleep, and a rush was instantly made to their arms.With Clive in India|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for astounded
Word Origin for astound
Word Origin and History for astounded
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.