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astonish
 v.  surprise or impress someone greatly; shock
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Upon arriving at her hotel, Franz perceived that she had deceived him when she spoke of expecting company; on the contrary, her own return before the appointed hour seemed greatly to astonish the servants.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
2  On my word," said Albert, "you astonish me by the extent of your knowledge.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 39. The Guests.
3  Yes, it is very soon," said the doctor, looking at the corpse before him; "but that ought not to astonish you; Monsieur and Madame de Saint-Meran died as soon.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
4  These men did not astonish each other.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—MINUS FIVE, PLUS ONE
5  However difficult it might be, or rather as he pretended it was, to astonish our young traveler, this pastime really astonished him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
6  The queen appeared cheerful and happy, which seemed to astonish the persons who surrounded her and who were accustomed to see her almost always sad and full of care.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON
7  Nothing ever seemed to astonish her very much.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
8  It would astonish one, unaccustomed to a slaveholding life, to see with what wonderful ease a slaveholder can find things, of which to make occasion to whip a slave.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  By day, along the astonish'd lands.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
10  I have something to communicate that will astonish you not a little.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
11  I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all some day.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
12  The proposal seemed to astonish Plushkin, for he sat staring open-eyed.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
13  If the roof of the house had suddenly flown off, the old gentleman wouldn't have been more astonished.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIX
14  Aunt was tired and went to sleep, but Uncle read his guidebook, and wouldn't be astonished at anything.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
15  The wound persisted in healing with a rapidity that astonished him, and instead of trying to forget, he found himself trying to remember.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  From this wonderful writer who continues to astonish us, now comes a chilling ghost story.
2  It astonished her that he was able to survive.
3  We were astonished to find the temple still in its original condition.
4  I was astonished when I heard the hospital had burnt down.
5  We were astonished at the news of Joan's sudden death.
6  Saunders said his guest was astonished to find pleasant public parks, nice streets and well-kept houses.
7  I was astonished by the size and complexity of the problem.
8  He looked upon his son and was again astonished at his beauty this day.
9  I find it absolutely astonishing that you didn't like it.
10  He can perform an astonishing variety of acts, including mime and juggling.
11  Old people often have astonishing powers of recall.
12  The number of Republicans who support this man and his cabal is astonishing, but nothing will change the minds of that percentage.
13  What I find a bit astonishing is that folks encourage others to do the same.
14  I spotted a shooting star which, to my astonishment, was bright green in colour.
15  They gasped in astonishment at the news.