[ noun ] the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising




"he looked at me in astonishment"

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

There is a pause in the merriment as your friends gaze at you , wondering why you are staring , open-mouthed in amazement .

At that moment Kipling was overwhelmed with awed amazement , suddenly recalling that these identical details of scene , action and word had occurred to him in a dream six weeks earlier .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

I had squeezed the trigger of my own gun , and to my amazement , it had fired and kicked_back into my shoulder with the force of an angry mule ; and then I was adding my own voice to the crescendo of sound , hurling more vile language than I ever thought I knew , sobbing and shouting , and aware that if I had passed_water before , it was not enough , for my pants were soaking wet .