Antonyms for astonishes

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What astonishes me is his fertility in the arts of denunciation and scandalmongering.

But what astonishes me in this country is the way you women spoil the men.

Socrates, 'who knows what is in man,' astonishes him by a revelation of his designs.

I let them both go with a celerity which to this day astonishes my memory.

What astonishes me is her believing it, for he is shorter than you by four inches.

What astonishes me most is that a woman should be so unwomanly as to fight for a man in such a way as that.

M. Tissandier astonishes us by saying that he cannot identify this substance.

Now a banker makes the room ring and astonishes a whole street.

I did not think her overwise; but here she astonishes me more than I would have believed.

It often now astonishes me that I did not sooner see this point.