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 for astounded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Astound \As*tound"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Astounded, [Obs.]
     Astound; p. pr. & vb. n. Astounding.] [See Astound, a.]
     1. To stun; to stupefy.
        [1913 Webster]
              No puissant stroke his senses once astound.
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     2. To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with
        wonder, surprise, or fear.
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              These thoughts may startle well, but not astound
              The virtuous mind.                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  astounded \astounded\ adj.
     1. struck with an intense and usually sudden surprise
        sufficient to produce wonder or perplexity
     Syn: amazed, astonied, astonished, dumbfounded,
          flabbergasted, stunned, stupefied, thunderstruck
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise
             or shock; "an amazed audience gave the magician a
             standing ovation"; "I stood enthralled, astonished by the
             vastness and majesty of the cathedral"; "astounded
             viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City
             bombing"; "stood in stunned silence"; "stunned scientists
             found not one but at least three viruses" [syn: amazed,
             astonied, astonished, astounded, stunned]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "astounded":
     agape, aghast, agog, all agog, amazed, appalled, ashen, astonished,
     at gaze, awed, awestricken, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered,
     bewitched, blanched, breathless, captivated, confounded, cowed,
     deadly pale, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, enchanted, enraptured,
     enravished, enthralled, entranced, fascinated, flabbergasted,
     frozen, gaping, gauping, gazing, gray with fear, horrified,
     horror-struck, hypnotized, in awe, in awe of, intimidated,
     lost in wonder, marveling, mesmerized, open-eyed, openmouthed,
     overwhelmed, pale as death, pallid, paralyzed, petrified, popeyed,
     puzzled, rapt in wonder, scared stiff, scared to death, spellbound,
     staggered, staring, stunned, stupefied, surprised, terrified,
     terror-crazed, terror-haunted, terror-ridden, terror-riven,
     terror-shaken, terror-smitten, terror-struck, terror-troubled,
     thunderstruck, under a charm, undone, unmanned, unnerved, unstrung,
     wide-eyed, wonder-struck, wondering

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