The events of the past dovetail into those of the present, with parallels that surprise, astound, shock and delight.
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Everyone was astounded (the author of the witticism no less than his neighbours) and Miss Delacour, who was a stout amiable person, began to smile broadly.
Yet his zeal for certain studies was remarkable, and within eccentric limits his knowledge was so extraordinarily ample and minute that his observations have fairly astounded me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Stremov drew back, affecting to have blindly followed Karenin, and to be astounded and distressed at what had been done.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Not having a very clearly defined notion of what a live board was, Oliver was rather astounded by this intelligence, and was not quite certain whether he ought to laugh or cry.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Perhaps it was told him more directly in letters from his sister in Jonesboro who was astounded at his marriage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The Jew looked somewhat astounded at this possibility; but collecting his courage, he replied hastily.
It seems, however, that there must have been some short cut for those who knew it, for before I had reached the road I was astounded to see Miss Stapleton sitting upon a rock by the side of the track.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
At such moments I forbear to press the holy songs; but there are many sweet and comfortable periods of satisfactory communication, when the ears of the savages are astounded with the upliftings of our voices.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
They were astounded when they heard this, for they had made sure that Telemachus had not gone to the city of Neleus.