to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
Archaic. astonished; astounded.
- as·tound·ment, noun
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How to use astound in a sentence
The matchup astounded John, adding that the two countries, as investment options, couldn’t be any more different.Down a stunning 23%, London’s once mighty FTSE is trading like an emerging-market stock exchange | Bernhard Warner | September 26, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet again, I am astounded by the one-sided, short-sighted approach so many take to this conflict.
Astounded at this stroke of luck, Matt and Clip, for a moment, could do no more than stare at each other.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
Christendom looked astounded upon the spectacle of a barbarian invasion bursting forth from the cellars and garrets of Paris.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
He lunched at Brooks', and astounded an elderly member of the House by putting her problem to him.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
I am astounded, and do not know how to express all my respect for your artistic temperament.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Chicot looked astounded; he had so often seen Gorenflot feast in a different manner during Lent.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for astound
(tr) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
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