How to use Astonished in a sentence

astonished
  • They were astonished at her command of language.

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  • Deidre was astonished by the size of the stone stronghold.

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  • Astonished, she watched the rapid battle.

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  • The scheme astonished, interested and attracted the country.

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  • Everybody was astonished, for that boy was the best scholar in the school, and he had never been known to break a rule.

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  • Garibaldi was somewhat coldly received by the astonished population; but he set forth at once for The 15th of May.

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  • Kiera looked at Evelyn, astonished by her callous words.

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  • Astonished, she leaned back and watched it rise, thick and plush, to a height of several inches.

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  • His remembering such a small detail of everyday life astonished the doctor.

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  • They were so astonished that they fell upon their knees before the king and confessed their crime.

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  • He watched their work with appreciation, astonished by Sirian's ingenuity.

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  • The Spaniards rushed out suddenly, and the Peruvians, astonished and defenceless, were cut down in hundreds.

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  • She astonished allonlookers by the calmness with which she braved death (April 1 3, 1794).

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  • She stared at him, astonished.

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  • Everyone was absolutely astonished by the quality of their performance.

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  • Nor was I greatly astonished at the nature of his decision.

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  • She watched, astonished, as it carefully cleaned her feet without hurting them and then slathered on oil from one vial and wrapped them in gauze.

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  • He had inherited the military genius of his uncle, and his victories astonished contemporary Europe.

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  • Astonished, she stared through the shallows to the sand, shells, and critters below as she walked, admiring and uneasy with the changes in the terrain and creatures as the ocean grew opaque and deep.

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  • When this took place in 1983, the crowd was astonished and hundreds of thousands of imitators attempted the signature move.

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  • He had covered only 23 miles but each mile had given him a sense of accomplishment that astonished him.

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  • I promised to do so, feeling somewhat astonished that he should deem me capable of a retreat.

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  • It was difficult to make me understand this; but when I did understand I was astonished and grieved.

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  • Had he sat there, astonished, long enough for her to escape?

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  • Lana almost uttered a cry of surprise, astonished he'd survived the missiles.

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  • She'd been testing him several times a day, astonished to learn just how quickly he was growing into his new powers.

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  • Was she dead or … A glimpse of blue beyond the curtains drew her to the balcony, and she pushed the drapes aside, astonished to see the swath of ocean resembling miles of blue silk.

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  • She was utterly astonished that I moved along too.

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  • But I was genuinely astonished to play with a band with a worse name on the same tour.

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  • I was astonished at such minute accuracy, and asked if she had had a horoscope drawn.

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  • The entire incident was discussed on a minute-by-minute basis in a community of astonished Usenet posters, with interventions by media and police.

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  • The poets asked for an explanation of this allusion, and Firdousi recited to them the battle as described in the Shahnama, and delighted and astonished them with his learning and eloquence.

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  • The queen was opposed to the Disestablishment of the Irish Church (1869) - the question which brought Gladstone to be premier - and though she yielded with good grace, Gladstone was fretful and astonished because she would not pretend to give a hearty assent to the measure.

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  • He was astonished to see the lane empty save for three men sprawling absurdly on the ground.

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  • She was astonished at the vile curses that came out of his mouth.

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  • If you remember the days when twinkling lights were considered a high tech wonder of Christmas décor and celebrating, you'll be astonished by the latest Christmas greeting cards.

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  • They were astonished when a gigantic gray creature rose up, shrieking into the night.

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  • Sofia watched, astonished at the blatant display, and almost didn't prep herself for her first encounter.

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  • The skeletons made their way through the astonished spectators, eventually melting into the crowd, still shouting slogans against a long-dead president.

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  • We shall not be astonished to find, therefore, in the Hellenistic states of Asia a population of peasants who seem to have been in a condition of hereditary subjection and adherent to the glebe on the great estates of the Seleucid kings (see Rostowtzew in Lehmann's Beitrdge zur alten Geschichte, ii.).

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  • The girl, greatly astonished, ran to lean over the edge of the roof, and saw the man walking rapidly through the air toward the ground.

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  • In 1992, theme park guests were astonished when a new coaster design was unveiled with ski-lift style seats, dangling legs, and a coaster train that ran beneath its support track.

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  • Most girls are astonished to discover that there are many types of updos suitable for prom and other formal events.

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  • The magnificence of his plate astonished the French ambassador, and the diamonds of his duchess were the envy of princes.

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  • He was astonished to observe the wide circulation of the theses both in the Latin and German versions.

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  • Surveying these positions, we shall not be astonished to find much that is surprising and some things that are contradictory in Pascal's utterances on "les grands sujets."

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  • Astonished at this, the few Zend cavaliers, thinking that the wholy army of Kajars had returned, fled with precipitation leaving the field in possession of Aga Mahommed.

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  • But having defeated the duke of Savoy he had no hesitation in making sure of him by a marriage; though the Swiss might have misunderstood the treaty of Brusol (1610) by which he gave one of his daughters to the grandson of Philip IL On the other hand he astonished the Protestant world by the imprudence of his mediation between Spain and the rebellious United Provinces (1609).

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  • All present were astonished when she appeared not only to hear a whistle, but also an ordinary tone of voice.

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  • The foreign monarch was astonished, and, at the request of Theodoric, Boetius had to prepare others of a similar nature, which were sent as presents to Gunibald.

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  • By the adoption of a regular system of work, and a careful plan of reduction, he was able to keep his observations reduced practically up to date, and published them annually with a degree of punctuality which astonished his contemporaries.

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  • In 1765 the Thrales became acquainted with Johnson, and the acquaintance ripened fast into friendship. They were astonished and delighted by the brilliancy of his conversation.

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  • He began to teach in the synagogue; they were astonished at His teaching, for he spoke with authority.

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  • Ricci was himself a great expert in memoria technica, and astonished the Chinese by his performances in this line.

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  • He did it very cleverly, indeed, and the Princess looked at the strange piglets as if she were as truly astonished as any vegetable person could be.

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  • The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.

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  • During this difficult journey Mademoiselle Bourienne, Dessalles, and Princess Mary's servants were astonished at her energy and firmness of spirit.

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  • Grant, astonished perhaps, but here as always resolute, tried again to reach Lee's right wing, and on the 8th another desperate battle began at Spottsylvania Court House.

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  • His wife's demands astonished him, but they also flattered him, and he submitted to them.

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  • The great navigator and his crew, unacquainted with the character of the Australian aborigines, were not a little astonished that these natives took no notice of them or their proceedings.

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  • He would have been astonished to hear that, before the end of the century, his office had to deal with more than 3,000,000,000 postal packets a year, and that the net profit which it paid into the exchequer was to be more than double what it received in 1839.

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  • He has Augustine's Predestinarianism, stiffened (according to Loofs) by Arab philosophical determinism, and he has much of Augustine's doctrine of the grace of God, though it is flanked with doctrines of human merit which might have astonished Augustine.

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  • We surprised our dear friends, however, for they did not expect us Saturday; but when the bell rung Miss Marrett guessed who was at the door, and Mrs. Hopkins jumped up from the breakfast table and ran to the door to meet us; she was indeed much astonished to see us.

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  • Kutuzov ceased chewing and fixed an astonished gaze on Wolzogen, as if not understanding what was said to him.

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  • The lad was astonished to find the cross displayed over the city gates, and, on entering, to hear the name of Christ openly pronounced.

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  • Slight remains are to be seen of an abbey of Canons Regular, founded in the middle of the 6th century by St Comgall, and rebuilt, on a scale of magnificence which astonished the Irish, by St Malachy O'Morgair in the first half of the 12th century.

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  • The evidence is best when given by ignorant men, who are astonished at meeting with an institution which ethnologists are familiar with in other parts of the world.

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  • As a member of the Duma he attained a certain notoriety by impassioned speeches and appeals for root-and-branch reform, but he was never conspicuous for steady work or constructive statesmanship. When the first Revolutionary Government was formed people were astonished to hear that Kerensky had been nominated Minister of Justice.

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  • It astonished me to find how much easier it is to talk than to spell with the fingers, and I discarded the manual alphabet as a medium of communication on my part; but Miss Sullivan and a few friends still use it in speaking to me, for it is more convenient and more rapid than lip-reading.

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  • William of Tyre was once astonished to find him questioning, on a bed of sickness, the resurrection of the body; and his taxation of clerical goods gave umbrage to the clergy generally.

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  • Crossing the Forth unopposed at the Fords of Frew and passing through Stirling and Linlithgow, he arrived within a few miles of the astonished metropolis, and on the 16th of September a body of his skirmishers defeated the dragoons of Colonel Gardiner in what was known as the "Canter of Coltbrig."

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  • The next morning we were astonished to find that she remembered all of them, and recognized every one she had met the night before.

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  • Pierre was always astonished at Prince Andrew's calm manner of treating everybody, his extraordinary memory, his extensive reading (he had read everything, knew everything, and had an opinion about everything), but above all at his capacity for work and study.

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  • The common story is that Lippershey, happening one day, whilst holding a spectacle-lens in either hand, to direct them towards the steeple of a neighbouring church, was astonished, on looking through the nearer lens, to find that the weathercock appeared nearer and more distinct.

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  • He next devised a sign alphabet for the use of one hand only, and in 1749 he brought his second pupil before the Paris Academy of Sciences, the members of which were astonished at the results he had accomplished.

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  • Boris kissed Natasha's hand and said that he was astonished at the change in her.

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  • None the less the emperor sailed on his Crusade in the summer of 1228, affording to astonished Europe the spectacle of an excommunicated crusader, and leaving his territories to be invaded by papal soldiers, whom Gregory IX.

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  • He failed to found a princely house; but he enriched his family to an extent that astonished even the Romans.

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  • Astonished by the sight of their long hair and extraordinary costume, he inquired what religion they professed, and getting no satisfactory answer threatened to exterminate them, unless by the time of his return from the war they should have embraced either Islam or one of the creeds tolerated in the Koran.

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  • Then he vividly pictured to himself Bogucharovo, his occupations in the country, his journey to Ryazan; he remembered the peasants and Dron the village elder, and mentally applying to them the Personal Rights he had divided into paragraphs, he felt astonished that he could have spent so much time on such useless work.

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  • The latter's elaborate plans go on the supposition that great masses of men, women and children could be moved about over the desert as easily as pawns on a chess-board; but even the greatest military leader the world has seen would have been unable to preserve such complicated formations amid the difficulties inevitable on a desert march; and the more carefully an intelligent reader has studied the details of P's plan, the more astonished will he be to read the statement in x.

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  • For a long time he was silent, as if astonished, then he jumped out of bed, ran to me in his shirt, and sobbed so that I could not calm him for a long time.

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  • Princess Mary saw Dessalles' embarrassed and astonished look fixed on her father, noticed his silence, and was struck by the fact that her father had forgotten his son's letter on the drawing-room table; but she was not only afraid to speak of it and ask Dessalles the reason of his confusion and silence, but was afraid even to think about it.

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  • Although, then, as the result of the war, Silesia was by the treaty of Dresden transferred from Austria to Prussia, while in Italy by the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748 cessions were made at the expense of the house of Habsburg to the Spanish Don Philip and to Sardinia, the Austrian monarchy as a whole had displayed a vitality that had astonished the world, and was in some respects stronger than at the beginning of the struggle, notably in the great improvement in the army and in the possession of generals schooled by the experience of active service.

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