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noun. ['əˈstɑːnɪʃmənt'] the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising.
- -ment (English)
- -amentum (Latin)
- astonish (English)
Rhymes with Astonishment
Sentences with astonishment
1. Noun, singular or mass
Hold the expression for a few seconds to mimic real astonishment.
Quotes about astonishment
1. I want to grow a flower for every time someone tells me “F you.” Then I’ll go back to that person and pin the flower on their lapel in a gesture of friendship. And while they are looking down on it in *astonishment, I’ll bunch up my knuckles and punch them in the face.
- Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.
2. Must be weird for you, having your mom here.""Weird for me, weird for her, probably weird for you since you had to give up your swinging bachelor pad.""Mrs. Casnoff let me install my heart-shaped Jacuzzi in my new dorm room.""Cal,"I said with mock astonishment, "did you just make a joke?""Maybe.
- Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass
3. Yeah, well, food's one of the five exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfigurations,"said Ron, to general astonishment.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows