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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·ton·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Astonished p. pr. & vb. n. Astonishing.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or
            shock; "an amazed audience gave the magician a standing
            ovation"; "I stood enthralled, astonished by the
            vastness and majesty of the cathedral"; "astounded
            viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City
            bombing"; "stood in stunned silence"; "stunned
            scientists found not one but at least three viruses"
            [syn: amazed, astonied, astounded, stunned]