Astound As*tound", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astounded}, [Obs.] {Astound}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astounding}.] [See {Astound}, a.] 1. To stun; to stupefy. [1913 Webster]

No puissant stroke his senses once astound. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

2. To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with wonder, surprise, or fear. [1913 Webster]

These thoughts may startle well, but not astound The virtuous mind. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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