astonishing astonishing  /ə ˈstɑ nɪ ʃɪŋ/


  1. (adj) surprising greatly
  2. (adj) so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm


  1. The World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies produced astonishing twin images of heroism and destruction, capping a year full of photos that were truly unforgettable.
  2. From her delicate frame comes a voice of astonishing richness and power.
  3. Irrepressible and irresistible, they were -- and remain --the world's most astonishing rock-'n'-roll band.


  1. Seniors news

    SIM members will be taking a tour of this amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishing close views of starfish, seahorses, stingrays and more. Meet at the Senior Center at 9:45. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. The cost is $12 per person.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Flower Mound Leader

  2. Column ignores South’s racist past

    I was interested to read the article by David Richardson in the Opinion section of your June 5 edition. It was interesting that you chose to publish Mr. Richardson’s thoughts that show an astonishing ignorance of the Jim Crow South. Of course, Mr. Richardson is entitled to his opinion, but he is not entitled to manufacturing his own facts. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fayette Citizen

  3. Shrinking the World: East Valley engineer enlisting student help to construct 40-story replica of earth, to be placed ...

    Piece by piece, the world is becoming a little smaller — about 100,000 times smaller. But, in this case, small is actually quite big — as in 40 stories tall, and with astonishing detail.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Maricopa Monitor


  1. "It is now clear that the estimated cost at the time of the bid was entirely unrealistic," Edward Leigh, the chairman of the committee, said. "Despite the astonishing increase in the level of public funding the department did not specify in...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Edward Leigh Source: Times Online

  2. "BP's corporate complacency is astonishing," said Rep. Henry Waxman (D) of California, who chairs the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. Corsi writes for World Net Daily, a conservative Web site whose lead headline Thursday was "Astonishing photo claims: Dead Bigfoot stored on ice."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Jerome Corsi Source: WBT

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