UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈstɑnɪʃɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə stoni shing)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. it was astonishing to [see, hear, find out]
  2. is astonishing when you [think, consider] (that)
  3. is astonishing in itself
  4. is astonishing how [much, many, little, easy, quickly]
  5. is [truly, quite, simply, just, really, pretty] astonishing
  6. it's (pretty) astonishing to [think, imagine]
  7. seems (pretty) astonishing that
  8. found it [truly] astonishing that
  9. that is an astonishing difference!
  10. is an astonishing number of
  11. have an astonishing variety (of)
  12. there was an astonishing lack of [safety, supervision]
  13. the most astonishing thing (just) happened to me
  14. the astonishing [thing, part] is (that)
  15. due to astonishing new [evidence, discoveries]
  16. was an astonishing [success, failure, victory, upset, comeback]
  17. was an astonishing [home run, goal, performance]
  18. [increased, decreased] at an astonishing rate
  19. with astonishing [speed, accuracy, ease]
  20. [costs, earns] an astonishing [$2 million]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. astonished the [crowd, public, world]
  2. the [crowd] was astonished by
  3. astonished the [crowd] [by, when]
  4. the [magician, performer] astonished the [crowd]
  5. astonished them with [tricks, skills]
  6. is what astonished me most
  7. what astonished me most was
  8. the [ruling, decision, announcement] astonished me
  9. never [ceases, fails] to astonish me
  10. it still astonishes me that
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