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astonishment

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishastonishmentas‧ton‧ish‧ment /əˈstɒnɪʃmənt $ əˈstɑː-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 SURPRISEDcomplete surprise syn amazementin astonishment 🔊 She stared at him in astonishment.to somebody’s astonishment 🔊 To my astonishment, the car was gone.
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astonishmentTo her astonishment, she had almost enjoyed their conversation.To her astonishment, they fell together.Everyone gasped in astonishment as the cars came around the last bend.Her eyebrows rose in astonishment when she saw that somebody had taken her parking place.You should have seen the look of astonishment on his face!We exclaimed our astonishment and relief, and rushed to embrace him.As he passed our party he saluted with polite astonishment.To everyone's astonishment, more than 100 people volunteered to help that day.Wyatt came over to watch out of sheer astonishment and pride.Maybe it was the element of sheer surprise, the astonishment that anyone could be so stupid.in astonishmentThe crowd gasped in astonishment.
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