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adjective as in bowled over

adjective as in shocked

adjective as in shocked

adjective as in surprised

adjective as in zonked

adverb as in agape

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Example Sentences

He turns astonished tourist, as his camera sweeps up to the dome.

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.

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.

From Eater

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.

I was astonished by his work and very grateful that fate had thrown us together.

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.

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.

I am always astonished, amazed and delighted afresh, and even as I listen I can hardly believe that the man can play so!


On this page you'll find 246 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to astonished, such as: agog, amazed, anxious, appalled, awestruck, and dismayed.

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