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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun As*ton"ish*ment
  1. The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense.(Obs)"A coldness and astonishment in his loins, as folk say." [Holland.]
  2. Dismay; consternation.(Archaic)
  3. The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement."Lest the place And my quaint habits breed astonishment." [Milton.]
  4. The object causing such an emotion."Thou shalt become an astonishment." [Deut. xxviii. 37.]
    synonyms: Amazement; wonder; surprise.

Etymology: Cf. OF. estonnement, F. étonnement

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  1. The feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising ("he looked at me in astonishment")

From astonish +‎ -ment.

  1. amazement, great surprise
  2. An amazing thing or phenomenon.

Fun Facts about the name Astonishment

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Past life for Astonishment born Feb 16, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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