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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astounded 
  adj  :  filled  with  the  emotional  impact  of  overwhelming  surprise  or 
  shock;  "an  amazed  audience  gave  the  magician  a  standing 
  ovation";  "I  stood  enthralled,  astonished  by  the 
  vastness  and  majesty  of  the  cathedral";  "astounded 
  viewers  wept  at  the  pictures  from  the  Oklahoma  City 
  bombing";  "stood  in  stunned  silence";  "stunned 
  scientists  found  not  one  but  at  least  three  viruses" 
  [syn:  {amazed},  {astonied},  {astonished},  {stunned}] 




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