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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUNDERBOLT

Dear oak-tree, you are riven by the storm-king's thunderbolt!

In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone.

The thunderbolt had fallen, and now, O God, what should he do?

For this is the thunderbolt with which they fright those whom they are resolved not to favor.

The Pagoda might be an erroneous variant of the thunderbolt Vadjra.

In the midst of his fright he was surprised by a thunderbolt.

In China, he is often represented with a mace (symbolizing a thunderbolt) instead of a sword.

The death of his wife, whom he adored, proved a thunderbolt to Mouret.

This news came like a thunderbolt, at once awakening rage and despair.

It was the coma of my whole being, as if a thunderbolt had struck me.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from thunder (n.) + bolt (n.).

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