astonish, 'stonish (v.) Old form(s): astonisht , stonisht
stun, dumbfound, strike dumb with dismay
Ham III.ii.335[Hamlet to Rosencrantz, of himself] O wonderful son, that can so 'stonish a mother! [F astonish]
Luc.1730[of Lucrece's suicide] astonished with this deadly deed, / Stood Collatine
Sonn.86.8[of his rival] neither he, nor his compeers by night / Giving him aid, my verse astonished
Ven.825[of Venus] 'stonished as night-wanderers often are
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