ASTONISHING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASTONISHING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
astonishing
 a.  very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He excites at once my admiration and my pity to an astonishing degree.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
2  When I found so astonishing a power placed within my hands, I hesitated a long time concerning the manner in which I should employ it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  Waldman inflicted torture when he praised, with kindness and warmth, the astonishing progress I had made in the sciences.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
4  Still, as I ascended higher, the valley assumed a more magnificent and astonishing character.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
5  The fact was infinitely astonishing to him--and I recognized first the unusual quality of wonder and then the man--it was the late patron of Gatsby's library.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
6  Mr. Jaggers was for her," pursued Wemmick, with a look full of meaning, "and worked the case in a way quite astonishing.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVIII
7  It is astonishing to me now, how I found time, in the midst of my porings and blunderings over heavier themes, to read those books as I did.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
8  The Orfling met me here sometimes, to be told some astonishing fictions respecting the wharves and the Tower; of which I can say no more than that I hope I believed them myself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
9  She preserved an equable cheerfulness in the midst of her sympathy, which was not the least astonishing part of the change that had come over her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
10  What was scarcely less astonishing to me, was, that his affairs were in a most disordered state.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
11  I can hardly believe, writing now long afterwards, but that I was actually present in these scenes; they are impressed upon me with such an astonishing air of fidelity.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
12  It had spread with astonishing speed.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
13  "It's astonishing how they pick up," said Isa.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
14  It's astonishing how Lesbian women are, consciously or unconsciously.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
15  Away they run, pell-mell, helter-skelter, slap-dash: tearing, yelling, screaming, knocking down the passengers as they turn the corners, rousing up the dogs, and astonishing the fowls: and streets, squares, and courts, re-echo with the sound.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  I find it absolutely astonishing that you didn't like it.
2  He can perform an astonishing variety of acts, including mime and juggling.
3  Old people often have astonishing powers of recall.
4  The number of Republicans who support this man and his cabal is astonishing, but nothing will change the minds of that percentage.
5  What I find a bit astonishing is that folks encourage others to do the same.
6  It astonished her that he was able to survive.
7  We were astonished to find the temple still in its original condition.
8  I was astonished when I heard the hospital had burnt down.
9  We were astonished at the news of Joan's sudden death.
10  Saunders said his guest was astonished to find pleasant public parks, nice streets and well-kept houses.
11  I was astonished by the size and complexity of the problem.
12  He looked upon his son and was again astonished at his beauty this day.
13  I spotted a shooting star which, to my astonishment, was bright green in colour.
14  They gasped in astonishment at the news.
15  I gasped in/with astonishment at the magician's skill.