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Astonishment Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    astonishment n : the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment" [syn: amazement]
Astonishment Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Astonishment \As*ton"ish*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. estonnement, F. ['e]tonnement.]
  1. The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense. [Obs.] A coldness and astonishment in his loins, as folk say. --Holland.
  2. Dismay; consternation. [Archaic] --Spenser.
  3. The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement. Lest the place And my quaint habits breed astonishment. --Milton.
  4. The object causing such an emotion. Thou shalt become an astonishment. --Deut. xxviii. 37. Syn: Amazement; wonder; surprise.

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* We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. - Shana Alexander


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