- (obsolete) astonie
- (archaic, transitive) To stun, paralyse, astound.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “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, Michel de Montaigne, John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for 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.
- 1611, King James Version, Job 17:*:
- Upright men shall be astonied at this […]
- 1838, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Seraphim, and Other Poems, "Bereavement":
- When some Beloveds, 'neath whose eye
- The sweet lids lay lights of my childhood, one by one
- Did leave me dark before the natural sun,
- And I astonied fell and could not pray […]