astonishingly astonishingly  /ə ˈstɑ nɪ ʃɪŋ li/


  • (adv) in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise



  1. She, astonishingly, returns to him some years later.
  2. Kratos, a war-god stripped of his powers, goes after a pantheon of mythical figures with a bloody, astonishingly cruel arsenal of moves and weapons.
  3. The lyrics are straightforward and, given their source, astonishingly respectful.


  1. Happy anniversary to 'Bringing Up Baby'

    The screwball classic starring Kathrine Hepburn,  Cary Grant, and a leopard improbably named Baby (well, its real name was Nissa, and it was an eight-year veteran of the movie business) turns 75 this year. It premiered on Valentine’s Day of 1938 — and was, astonishingly, a box-offic
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Author and activist Michael Kearns is next author speaker

    Share/Bookmark Michael Kearns, actor, writer, producer, teacher and gay activist, is prolific, having built an astonishingly deep resume of work over a 40-year career in Hollywood. He will talk about his career, political activism and book, “The Drama of AIDS: My Lasting Connection With Two Plays That Survived the Plague,” as part of Eduardo Santiago’s [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Idyllwild Town Crier

  3. Complaint alleges federal judge is prejudiced, biased

    A judge who spent her formative years in San Antonio and was previously considered for a spot on the U.S. Supreme Court is facing a judicial-misconduct complaint over allegations that she made “astonishingly and flagrantly biased” statements against minority groups and people with mental disabilities. A broad coalition of groups — including an agency funded by the Mexican government (the Mexican ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News


  1. "But no one should think that writers and publishers let themselves be discouraged," said Pamuk, whose comments were translated into German. "The Turkish publishing landscape has become astonishingly large and multifaceted in the last 15...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Orhan Pamuk Source: FOXNews

  2. "I think it's an astonishingly broad exception you are asking for," Kennedy told California deputy state solicitor Donald de Nicola.
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The fact is, in an astonishingly short period of time he figured out how to operate as a player in the Senate," said American Enterprise Institute scholar Norman Ornstein, a Minnesota native who also is a close friend and adviser to Franken....
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Norman Ornstein Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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