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The cab rattled, jingled, jolted; in fact, the last was quite extraordinary.

I jolted him a couple of jolts with my fist, and he broke and run.

The blast wouldn't have jolted our screen too much, and you could have gotten him again.

Jolted by the sudden fall, Gorham was quiet for a fraction of a second.

“We are well chaperoned,” he grumbled, as they jolted out of the piazza.

Careening this way and that, it jolted swiftly over the pavement.

It was almost as good as flying, except that you got jolted off sooner or later.

His horse lagged behind the adjutant's and jolted him at every step.

The animal left the ground and jolted down stiff-legged on all fours.

But I should think clocks would have been ruined if jolted about on horseback!

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, perhaps from Middle English jollen, chollen "to knock, to batter" (early 15c.), or an alteration of obsolete jot (v.) "to jostle" (1520s). Perhaps related to earlier jolt head "a big, stupid head" (1530s). Figurative sense of "to startle, surprise" is from 1872. Related: Jolted; jolting.

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