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LampPro Tip 1/3
High ImpactPlay
Use 'astonish' when the surprise is strong and unexpected. SlideI was astonished by the sudden lightning strike.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Positive or NegativePlay
'Astonish' can express both positive and negative surprise. SlideShe astonished the audience with her flawless performance.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Not for Mild SurprisePlay
Don't use 'astonish' for situations that are only slightly surprising. SlideI was astonished to discover I had won the lottery, not by finding a parking space.