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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUDDING

The thudding of hooves became a mutter and then a rumble and then a growl.

After the thudding of the bodies had ended the silence became ghastly.

Again that thudding right and left, right and left, into the stomach.

Again the storm of arrows beat upon them clinking and thudding on the armor.

The thudding of the ax ceased, and they heard Jake returning with the wood.

And she knew they were following Deveny, for she could hear the thudding of hoofs behind.

No longer the thudding down of decanters, nor the jingle of glasses.

In the breathless pause he felt deafened by the thudding of his heart.

But no one answered me, and fear ran into my heart with thudding steps.

She jerked the lanyard, and with a thudding jolt the torpedo was on its way.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þyddan "to strike, thrust," of imitative origin. Sense of "hit with a dull sound" first recorded 1796. The noun is attested from 1510s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.