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astonishment

noun [U] uk   /əˈstɒn.ɪʃ.mənt/ us    /-ˈstɑː.nɪʃ-/
B2 very great surprise: To the astonishment of her colleagues, she resigned. She gasped in astonishment.Feelings of surprise and amazement
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