Filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock.
Confounded with surprise or wonder.



  • not believe your luck
  • not believe your eyes
  • bowl over
  • knocked for a loop
  • not know what hit you
  • take away one’s breath
  • as though you’ve seen a ghost
  • be like a rabbit caught in the headlights
  • almost have a heart attack
  • strike with wonder
  • not believe your ears
  • throw off one’s guard
  • took by surprise
  • your eyes pop out of your head
  • leap out of your skin
  • eyes out on stalks
  • be struck dumb

Sentence Examples

I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral.

When I told him what had happened he was quite astonished and not one hundred per cent pleased.

His father and mother were astonished at these things that were being said about him.