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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aston  \As*ton"\,  Astone  \As*tone"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Astoned},  {Astond},  or  {Astound}.]  [See  {Astonish}.] 
  To  stun;  to  astonish;  to  stupefy.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astound  \As*tound"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Astounded},  [Obs.] 
  {Astound};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Astounding}.]  [See  {Astound},  a.] 
  1.  To  stun;  to  stupefy. 
 
  No  puissant  stroke  his  senses  once  astound. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  2.  To  astonish;  to  strike  with  amazement;  to  confound  with 
  wonder,  surprise,  or  fear. 
 
  These  thoughts  may  startle  well  but  not  astound  The 
  virtuous  mind.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astound  \As*tound"\,  a.  [OE.  astouned,  astound,  astoned,  p.  p. 
  of  astone.  See  {Astone}.] 
  Stunned;  astounded;  astonished.  [Archaic]  --Spenser. 
 
  Thus  Ellen  dizzy  and  astound.  As  sudden  ruin  yawned 
  around  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astound 
  v  :  cause  to  be  amazed  [syn:  {amaze},  {astonish}] 




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