astonished astonished  /ə ˈstɑ nɪʃt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. What has astonished book publishersand concerned many sociologists and parentsis the fact that 80% of those readers are teenagers.
  2. At your age, says the astonished physician, you ought to be happy to have any sex urge.
  3. His first astonished thought was that she, aged 66, was going to have a baby.

News

  1. Mass. man who ordered tie gets SS numbers instead

    A Cambridge, Mass. woman whose fiancee ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap Inc. chain Banana Republic says they were astonished at what they got in the mail instead: confidential employee files, including Social...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

  2. Confidential files of former employees sent to customer by mistake

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Cambridge, Mass., couple who ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap Inc. chain Banana Republic say they were astonished at what they got in the mail instead: the confidential files of about 20 former employees, including Social Security numbers and W4 tax forms.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

  3. Mass. Couple Orders Tie From Banana Republic, Gets Employee Files Instead

    A Cambridge, Mass. woman whose fiancee ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap Inc. chain Banana Republic says they were astonished at what they got in the mail instead: confidential employee files, including Social Security numbers, W2s, resignation letters and doctors’ notes.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco

Quotes

  1. "Actually, she would have been astonished to learn that her former husband had married his longtime mistress," Monckton wrote.
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Rosa Monckton Source: 940 News

  2. "Frankly, I'm convinced that the national interest demands a new approach to our interaction with the world," Leach said in a conference call with reporters. "Like many I'm astonished at Barack Obama's meteoric rise as a candidate. I have no...
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Jim Leach Source: WOI

  3. "I'm absolutely astonished and appalled because the number has grown so exponentially over so short of time with no explanation," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who also had pressed the company earlier for sex offender data.
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: TIME

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