|VERB || to astonish | astonished | astonished|
astonishing | astonishes
|SYNO ||to amaze | to astonish | to astound|
VERB to infinitive | simple past | past participle
present participle | 3rd person
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- Nihil admirari (or "Nil admirari") is a Latin phrase. It means "to be surprised by nothing", or in the imperative, "Let nothing astonish you".
- Later, in a series of carefully arranged encounters with former familiars and members of the imperial court, Anna begins to display a confidence and style that astonish her skeptical interlocutors.
- Like so much in this production, it will astonish you".
- "Harvey agreed to play Jimmy and quickly began to astonish me by taking the character into dimensions of darkness well beyond my original imagining", wrote Toback.
- In the past (when the past was humid) these formations were cascades of fresh water and that by the flow of concentrated water they were eroding the stone, which today astonish by its special configuration.
- While playing the Tonbak Hossein could imitate the sound of a locomotive and a motorcycle to astonish his listeners.
- Many of the scenes display wonderful craftsmanship and detailed workmanship, some are worked in precious materials, others show exotic elements, like a Flight into Egypt intended to astonish 18th century viewers with the monkeys, crocodiles and hippopotamuses Mary and Joseph encounter on the Nile.
- In this religious atmosphere, certain signs will never cease to astonish an observer: "God alone inspires us and science enlightens us: Botanica Sciencia de San Juan Templa."
- Paul's Cathedral, which "appeared to astonish him".
- Frank Kermode for the "London Review of Books" praised the author's "wonderfully economical habit", and suggested that although not all these stories have the fineness and fullness of the novels, some of them do have a touch of the same quiet power to astonish.
- The campaign is but another stratagem (developing like a good mystery story) while in fact, Belisarius is carefully marking time and giving other events set in motion by himself and the conspiracy members time to bear fruit and astonish both friends, and readers in the events and results.
- Subsequent flights of both brothers that year went on to astonish the world and their early claims gained almost universal public recognition as legitimate.
- The Hawthorne experiment further highlighted that teams working without coercion from above or limitation from below could astonish even their own expectations of themselves.
- The illusion of spatial extension through paint, the grandiose theme and the skill of execution could only astonish and impress the visitor.
- It turned out to astonish crowds and quickly became internationally known for thrilling levels of originality and intensity, which are rarely seen in ASL productions.
- They astonish both in their freedom of expression and their symbolic intensity whilst maintaining a strong sense of continuity within the artistic tradition of the 20th century.
- The truth will astonish us in the future".
- A musical high-point of the society occurred in January 1791, when Haydn attended a meeting at which the twelve-year-old Johann Hummel performed, "astonish[...] the company with a most admirable performance of a favourite English ballet, with variations, on the harpsichord".
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