filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock
- of Astonish
(imp. & p. p.) of Astonish
What he had just been praying for with confidence that God would hear him had come to pass; but Nicholas was as much astonished as if it were something extraordinary and unexpected, and as if the very fact that it had happened so quickly proved that it had not come from God to whom he had prayed, but by some ordinary coincidence.