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astounding
 a.  surprisingly impressive or notable; shocking
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  In this new century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  Thomas Sawyer, this is the most astounding confession I have ever listened to.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  One of those omniscient and aweinspiring marvels, a detective, came up from St. Louis, moused around, shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  My tale was not one to announce publicly; its astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way as though in her actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  She knitted an astounding purple scarf, which she hid under his supper plate.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  He had read with astounding breadth, and astounding lack of judgment.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
8  And when he did look around, it was with the astonished air of one at whose feet a thunderbolt has just burst, and who hears still the astounding report ringing in his ears.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
9  Sherlock Holmes's answer was an astounding one.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
10  It's an astounding thing how man believes in words.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  His activity at that time was no less astounding than it was in Egypt, in Italy, in Austria, and in Prussia.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER VIII
12  Such a book being there was wonderful enough; but still more astounding were the notes penciled in the margin, and plainly referring to the text.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
13  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
14  And Melanie, with a fierce "love-me-love-my-dog" look on her face, made converse with astounded hostesses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
15  When Dr. Meade told her she was pregnant, she was astounded, for she had been expecting a diagnosis of biliousness and over-wrought nerves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
Example Sentence:
1  The ignorant audacity to believe that I don't appreciate the life and death of what I kill is astounding.
2  Louis, moused around, shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
3  Louis shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
4  The Chairman's remarks were so astounding that the audience listened to him with bated breath.
5  Granny was astounded and a little piqued, I think, because it had all been arranged without her knowledge.
6  We were astounded to read your letter.
7  The events of the past dovetail into those of the present, with parallels that surprise, astound, shock and delight.
8  He used to astound his friends with feats of physical endurance.