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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUNDERSTRUCK

Thunderstruck, Calendar glanced hastily in the indicated direction.

I was thunderstruck by her speech, which I guessed would prove true.

Then Guillaume shuddered as if thunderstruck, and caught hold of Pierre's hand.

The people are quiet; the true conspirators are thunderstruck.

At this new blow, Madame was thunderstruck, and stood like a statue.

At first he said nothing, but stood staring at her, thunderstruck.

For a spell I was too thunderstruck to speak, aghast at this catastrophe.

He was thunderstruck, and as it were deprived of the moral support of his whiskers.

I was thunderstruck, you may be sure, but it was too late then to interfere.

The young girl fell, thunderstruck, into the arms of Leon Renault.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from thunder (n.) + past tense of strike. Originally figurative; the literal sense always has been rare.

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