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Now contrast these numbers to 2020, when Robles’s average speed was 28 and he finished a shortened year with just four bolts.

It could also become a rebellion led by a former president, as when Teddy Roosevelt bolted the GOP and formed the Progressive, or “Bull Moose,” Party.

Some of the messages were from Oxford High assistants who had seen it happen before, when Metcalf bolted across the field to deliver a crucial block on a screen play that went for a touchdown in the state championship game his senior season.

Kids would imitate the stiff Frankenstein walk, ask if the bolts in his head needed tightening and make off-color jokes.

When they interact just right, you can feel a bolt of energy inside.

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At the moment when the remaining gunmen were distracted by a cellphone call, the five survivors bolted into the darkness.

The Stalwarts had bolted the Red Gym and were holding a shadow convention to nominate their own candidates at the opera house.

As the kids then bolted for safety, 6-year-old Aidan Licata paused to hold the door for a little girl.

The company travels with a miniature herd of ponies, and when they suddenly disappear, we are told the ponies “bolted.”

The preservation of the past bolted to the promise of the future has made libraries ground zero of a vanishing world.

She had sent away her attendants, bolted the door against her mother, and sat waiting her summons.

Then Mr. Blackbird selected a good many choice tidbits here and there, which he bolted with gusto.

A flattish cover was bolted on to the top of the boiler, and the cylinder was let down into this top.

At one end a piece was bolted, into which the cylinder was fixed, so that it had the steam and water around it.

Immediately the door was opened just enough to let the two men glide in; then it was shut with a bang and bolted.


On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bolted, such as: fast, robust, solid, steady, strong, and sturdy.

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