a. surprising; shocking
Louis shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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.
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 Context