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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A kind or degree of wonder introduced by surprise. This emotion always relates to things of the highest importance; to things which appear too vast and extensive for the grasp of intellect, rather than to any thing of an intricate nature. The body marks in a striking manner the singular state of the mind under this emotion. The eyes are firmly fixed, without being directed to any particular object; the character of countenance, which was formed by the habitual influence of some predominant affection, is for a time effaced; and a suspension of every other expression, a certain vacuity, strongly notes this state of mind.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Astonishment'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/a/astonishment.html. 1802.