astony

  • 1 Astony — As*ton y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonying}. See {Astone}.] To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that he… …

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  • 2 astony — verb /əˈstɒni/ To stun, paralyse, astound. eyther smote other soo that hors man wente to the erthe, and so they lay long astonyed, their hors knees brast to the hard bone …

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  • 3 astony — as·tony …

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  • 4 astony — əˈstänē transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English astonien, alteration of astonen, modification of Old French estoner, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin extonare, from Latin ex + tonare to thunder more at thunder 1. obsolete : stun …

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  • 5 Astonied — Astony As*ton y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonying}. See {Astone}.] To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that… …

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  • 6 Astonying — Astony As*ton y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonying}. See {Astone}.] To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that… …

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  • 7 Astonied — As*ton ied, p. p. Stunned; astonished. See {Astony}. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] And I astonied fell and could not pray. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Astonish — As*ton ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonishing}.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. [ e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See {Thunder}, {Astound}, {Astony}.] …

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  • 9 Astonished — Astonish As*ton ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonishing}.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. [ e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See {Thunder}, {Astound},… …

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  • 10 Astonishing — Astonish As*ton ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonishing}.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. [ e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See {Thunder}, {Astound},… …

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  • 11 Astun — A*stun , v. t. [See {Astony}, {Stun}.] To stun. [Obs.] Breathless and astunned. Somerville. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 astonish — transitive verb Etymology: probably from earlier astony (from Middle English astonen, astonien, from Anglo French estoner to stun, from Vulgar Latin *extonare, from Latin ex + tonare to thunder) + ish (as in abolish) more at thunder Date: circa… …

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  • 13 flabbergast — 1. verb /ʹflæbə(r)gɑːst/ To overwhelm with bewilderment; to stun, confound or amaze, especially with ludicrous affect. nbsp; He was flabbergasted to find that his work had been done for him before he began …

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  • 14 astonish — v. a. Amaze, surprise, startle, astound, confound, stagger, stupefy, daze, stun, dumfounder, overwhelm, astony, strike dumb, strike with wonder, petrify with wonder …

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  • 15 astonish — /əˈstɒnɪʃ / (say uh stonish) verb (t) to strike with sudden and overpowering wonder; surprise greatly; amaze. {earlier astony, ? Old English āstunian, intensive of stunian resound. Compare astound, stun} –astonisher, noun …

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  • 16 stound — I. noun also stoun ˈstau̇nd, ˈstün(d) ( s) Etymology: Middle English stund, stond, stound, from Old English stund; akin to Old Frisian stunde time, hour, Old High German stunta period of time, point in time …

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