astonishment


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Synonyms for astonishment

Synonyms for astonishment

the emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding

one that evokes great surprise and admiration

Synonyms for astonishment

the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

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But the noise and astonishment of the people, at seeing me rise and walk, are not to be expressed.
She went up to the pan, to the great astonishment of the cook, who stood motionless at the sight of her.
Their curiosity had brought them out to see us, but they allowed no rude expressions of astonishment or savage criticism to pass their lips as we trudged wearily in front of them.
After supper we produced our pipes and lit them; a proceeding which filled Infadoos and Scragga with astonishment.
But what raised public astonishment to a climax, and set all conjecture at defiance, was the knowledge that the same stranger who had in the morning visited the Allees de Meillan had been seen in the evening walking in the little village of the Catalans, and afterwards observed to enter a poor fisherman's hut, and to pass more than an hour in inquiring after persons who had either been dead or gone away for more than fifteen or sixteen years.
Winkle actually staggered with astonishment as he heard his own costume thus minutely described.
Winkle's surprise would have been as nothing compared with the profound astonishment with which he had heard this address.
When we met again I declared my astonishment at finding him there.
Maren attempted some further questioning, but was unable longer to restrain the family's tongues; the story of Deluse's death and burial came out, greatly to the good minister's astonishment.
The landlady's anger receded into the background, and the landlady's astonishment appeared in its place.
The landlady's astonishment subsided in its turn, and the landlady's curiosity succeeded as the ruling influence of the moment.
The lady's eyes were round with astonishment for a moment, for she could not remember her transformation, nor imagine what had restored her to life.
As they reached the hall the doors flew open before them; but then they all stopped and stared into the domed cavern with faces of astonishment and dismay.
I need not, madam," said Allworthy, "express my astonishment at what you have told me; and yet surely you would not, and could not, have put together so many circumstances to evidence an untruth.
And did this Mr Dowling," says Allworthy, with great astonishment in his countenance, "tell you that I would assist in the prosecution?