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astonishment

uh sto nish muhnt

  • n  the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
    he looked at me in astonishment

  • To his parents' astonishment, Son did not treat the chess set as a plaything.
  • One Friday morning last June, Chen Chui, systems manager of the hospital's medical physics computer service, discovered to his great astonishment that a Digital VAX 11780 .
  • So picture the astonishment of British and Belgian scientists as they scanned her brain using a kind of MRI that detects blood flow to active parts of the brain.
News & Articles

  • Yankees' Rivera to close Anaheim chapter of epic career
    ANAHEIM - Earlier this season, a few Angels pitchers were sitting on couches in the clubhouse, reading statistics off a computer screen and shaking their heads in astonishment.
    June 14, 2013 - Orange County Register
  • Dig Into Magic with Shawn McMaster at the Library!
    The Santa Barbara Public Library System presents Shawn McMaster, a spellbinding magician whose shows are laced with humor. No magic words or cheesy-looking props -- instead, magician McMaster offers a high-energy, interactive show filled with astonishment and hilarity for the whole family.
    June 13, 2013 - Santa Barbara Independent
  • Kate Upton's 10 Most Sizzling Style Moments
    Kate Upton (Getty) This week, Kate Upton turned 20 (happy birthday, Kate!), and it was an astonishment to realize that at such a young age she has already developed a strong sense of style. A glamorous sassy bombshell style, to be exact. What's brilliant about Kate's versatile Marilyn Monroe look is she can grace the cover of Vogue or the red carpet at Cannes looking ruthlessly elegant, then ...
    June 11, 2013 - StyleBistro
Quotes

  • Oscar Tabarez in Reuters Africa
    I think the World Cups are quite full of (surprise) results that people don't expect and which today continue to cause astonishment,he told a news conference.
  • Osama bin Laden in Forbes
    As a result, "there shouldn't be any cause for astonishment - and there isn't any - in the Democrats' failure to stop the war," bin Laden says.
  • Steve Squyres in Times Online
    Steve Squyres of Cornell University in New York state, who leads the rover team, said: "You could hear people gasp in astonishment." "This is a remarkable discovery. And the fact that we found something this new and different after nearly...

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