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Webster 1913 Edition


Astony

As-ton′y

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Astonied
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Astonying
. See
Astone
.]
To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay.
[Archaic]
The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that he reeled
astonied
.
Sir P. Sidney.
This sodeyn cas this man
astonied
so,
That reed he wex, abayst, and al quaking.
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Astony

ASTO'NY

,
Verb.
T.
[See Astonish.] To terrify or astonish. Obs.

Definition 2022


astony

astony

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Verb

astony (third-person singular simple present astonies, present participle astonying, simple past and past participle astonied)

  1. (archaic) To stun, paralyse, astound.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xiiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book I:
      thenne Brastias sawe his felawe ferd so with al / he smote the duke with a spere that hors & man fell doune / that sawe kyng Claryaunce and retorned vnto Brastias / and eyther smote other soo that hors & man wente to the erthe / and so they lay long astonyed / & their hors knees brast to the hard bone
    • 1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew VI:
      And it cam to passe, that when Jesus had ended these saynges, the peple were astonnied at his doctryne.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821, Folio Society, 2006, p.10:
      Verily the violence of a griefe, being extreme, must needs astonie the mind, and hinder the liberty of her actions.