Astony

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Astony To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay. "The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that he reeled astonied .""This sodeyn cas this man astonied so,
      That reed he wex, abayst, and al quaking."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • astony To stun, as with a blow.
    • astony To astonish; terrify; confound.
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Usage

In literature:

When Guillardun heard these tidings she was astonied beyond measure, and for joy and pity wept right tenderly.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
Why dost thou stand aghast, Voiceless, and thus astonied in thine air?
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
They that Spoke evil of me are Astonied & made Asham'd.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
He recovered himself, sitting-wise, with his mouth agape and his eyes astonied, while the whole assembly burst into a hearty fit of laughter.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then was the king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
But the man stared at her wildly, as if he were astonied to hear the unused sweetness of her voice.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
I was fair astonied that she should dare thus to speak.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
Dashing fellows; from astound or "astony," to terrify.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save?
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
He was a man of the highest courage, the stoutest heart, yet in that hour he was astonied.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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In news:

A Southern California family adapts their back-to-the-land philosophy to an urban garden with astoni.
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