Definition of 'astonishment'

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Example sentences containing 'astonishment'

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But to my great astonishment she was gone. Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)To his utter astonishment the safe was empty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The second reaction was one of utter astonishment about the price being paid. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This in itself is surely cause for astonishment and celebration. The Sun (2010)The intervention in a long-running antitrust case has caused astonishment in media circles. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's those times of amazement and astonishment when suddenly your attention is carried away and your breath as well. Christianity Today (2000)The judge had caused astonishment at the same court in April when he sentenced the 59-year-old. The Sun (2012)A queue of former Australian Test greats have expressed astonishment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Translations for 'astonishment'

British English: astonishment NOUN
Astonishment is a feeling of great surprise.
I spotted a shooting star which, to my astonishment, was bright green.


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