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synonyms for astonishes

  • amaze
  • astound
  • bewilder
  • boggle
  • confound
  • daze
  • dumbfound
  • flabbergast
  • overwhelm
  • shock
  • startle
  • stun
  • stupefy
  • floor
  • stagger
  • blow away
  • blow one's mind
  • bowl over
  • knock over
  • put one away
  • spring on
  • take aback
  • throw a curve
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antonyms for astonishes

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  • clear up
  • expect
  • explain
  • bore
  • calm
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How to use astonishes in a sentence

I do not know a spot on the globe which astonishes and delights, upon your first landing, as the island of Madeira.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
It astonishes me,” said Mr. Grey to Mr. Walter, “that ‘Floy’ should be so little elated by her wonderful success.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
And who knows if the volcanic crater, whose absence at first astonishes the observer, is not the Dead Sea itself?
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
The precocious knowledge of Nicolka astonishes the child, whose one ambition is to be like his friend one of these days.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
The crabs are pulled out with a celerity that astonishes their crustaceous lordships.
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Hence, urged by necessity, he trains them from infancy, and brings them to a perfection which astonishes us.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
That there should exist such an emotion as joyfulness among them is a fact which greatly astonishes Ned Gancy and young Chester.
THE LAND OF FIREMAYNE REID
For vague and arbitrary experience is (as we have observed), mere groping in the dark, and rather astonishes than instructs.
NOVUM ORGANUMFRANCIS BACON
What astonishes me and almost creates envy is to see this wonderful power of labor as exemplified by you and my neighbor, Burton.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME I (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
He sketches out his plan in the fewest possible words, and frequently astonishes his staff by the daring and novelty of his plans.
THE CHILDRENS' STORY OF THE WAR, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)JAMES EDWARD PARROTT
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