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Astonish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    astonish v : affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!" [syn: amaze, astound]
Astonish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Astonish \As*ton"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Astonished; p. pr. & vb. n. Astonishing.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. ['e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See Thunder, Astound, Astony.]
  1. To stun; to render senseless, as by a blow. [Obs.] Enough, captain; you have astonished him. [Fluellen had struck Pistol]. --Shak. The very cramp-fish [i. e., torpedo] . . . being herself not benumbed, is able to astonish others. --Holland.
  2. To strike with sudden fear, terror, or wonder; to amaze; to surprise greatly, as with something unaccountable; to confound with some sudden emotion or passion. Musidorus . . . had his wits astonished with sorrow. --Sidney. I, Daniel . . . was astonished at the vision. --Dan. viii. 27. Syn: To amaze; astound; overwhelm; surprise. Usage: Astonished, Surprised. We are surprised at what is unexpected. We are astonished at what is above or beyond our comprehension. We are taken by surprise. We are struck with astonishment. --C. J. Smith. See Amaze.
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  • Christina the Astonishing: conversion of sinners did she return and that none should be astonished at the penances that she would practice, nor the life that she would ...
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* Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain


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  • Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Astonish Me,’ reviewed by Ron Charles
    Joan is doomed to be a good dancer — good enough to know she’ll never be a great one. Read more on this news related to 'Astonish'
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    Maggie Shipstead's latest is named after Sergei Diaghilev's famous admonition to his dancers. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says that, while not astonishing, it's a "lemon tart of a book, lovely and neat." Read more on this news related to 'Astonish'
  • This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'
    Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge." Read more on this news related to 'Astonish'

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