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These words fell upon Charlotte like a thunderstroke: she rose from her seat half-fainting, and unconscious of what she did.
THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHERJ.W. VON GOETHE
This fell on the province with the power and rapidity of a thunderstroke; it made no cry, no movement; Bretagne expired.
THE REGENT'S DAUGHTERALEXANDRE DUMAS (PERE)
Only when every evasion has been exhausted comes the thunderstroke which reverses the whole situation.
SHAKESPEARE AS A DRAMATIC ARTISTRICHARD G. MOULTON
It may be imagined that this was a thunderstroke to Madame: it nearly killed her.
THE MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV., HIS COURT AND THE REGENCY, COMPLETEDUC DE SAINT-SIMON
But I wanted the man to feel more than a swift thunderstroke of mortal agony.
THE HAND IN THE DARKARTHUR J. REES
As for doctrine, Arminianism and Vorstianism were to be blasted with one thunderstroke from the British throne.
THE LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1614-23, VOLUME II.JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY
The world seems to be on tiptoe, listening for a thunderstroke of Fate.
THE DRAMA OF THREE HUNDRED & SIXTY-FIVE DAYSHALL CAINE
Be that as it may, hearing of her marriage, several years afterward, was as a thunderstroke.
THE LIFE OF LORD BYRONJOHN GALT

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