fulmination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fulmination the act of exploding with noise and violence "his fulminations frightened the horses"
    • n fulmination thunderous verbal attack
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fulmination That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure. "The fulminations from the Vatican were turned into ridicule."
    • Fulmination The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
    • Fulmination The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fulmination The act of fulminating, exploding, or detonating; the act of thundering forth denunciations, threats, censures, and the like, with authority and violence.
    • n fulmination That which is fulminated or thundered forth, as a menace or censure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fulmination act of fulminating, thundering, or issuing forth: a chemical explosion: a denunciation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fulminatio, a darting of lightning: cf. F. fulmination,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fulmināre, -ātumfulmen (for fulgimen), lightning—fulgēre, to shine.

Usage

In literature:

Miss Sheridan, apparently for mere exclamatory purposes, now reread the fulmination of the absent partner.
"The Sturdy Oak" by Samuel Merwin, et al.
It was denunciation, malediction, fulmination, anathema.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
We do not fulminate against a treatise on Quaternions because it lacks humor.
"The Dramatic Values in Plautus" by Wilton Wallace Blancke
Becket also fulminated his excommunications.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
Ministers in respectable churches still fulminated against it.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
Poor Tubbs, astounded at these fulminations, was already rapidly descending by the rigging.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
The demand for it spread very rapidly, in spite of papal fulminations and penal enactments.
"Cuba, Old and New" by Albert Gardner Robinson
Consequently very large and strong fulminating caps have to be employed.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
It began to fulminate.
"No. 13 Washington Square" by Leroy Scott
The act of Parliament has fulminated against them.
"The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IX. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The minister preached against Quakers and witchcraft, and shook the rafters with his fulminations.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
It fulmined from the pulpit and frowned from the pews.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
Such cases are not so rare as they are thought, though they are seldom so fulminant.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Mercuric fulminate, HgC2N2O2, is one of the most useful high explosives known.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
It gained prestige among the fulminations of the session.
"Lincoln, the Politician" by T. Aaron Levy
Sumner fulminated against what he called the oligarchs of slavery.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
Some half-baked fulminate I put in the ditch out there an hour ago.
"Atlantic Narratives"
In one of his fulminations against Christianity Nietzsche said that the first and only Christian died on the cross.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
I think his character can be injured by the braying of a jackal, or the fulminations of a madman.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
They get my concentrated gall, my sulphurous fulminations, and would wonder to read this confession.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
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In news:

Fulminant pneumonia with cavitary destruction of lung parenchyma.
Fulminant Clostridium difficile Colitis—Invited Critique.
This review confirms the substantial mortality associated with fulminant C difficile colitis (FCDC).
So Colin Powell, fulminating about the economy (as if he is an expert on that.
The feeling is accentuated by Andersen's off-camera voice — angrily fulminating, lamenting long-gone hamburger joints.
Fulminant Clostridium difficile Colitis—Invited Critique.
Fulminant pneumonia with cavitary destruction of lung parenchyma.
In this article, we report a case of myxoid liposarcoma of the supraclavicular fossa with a fulminant course.
Acute fulminant cecal volvulus ischemic bowel with pseudomembranous colitis (Online Only).
The disease is usually mild, except in pregnant women, who have a high case-fatality rate from fulminant hepatic failure.
And Ryan certainly did his share of anti-Obama fulminating.
In stark contrast (I hope) to the thumbsucking and fulminating about the horrific events in Aurora, Colo.
While Thomas's fulminations are heartfelt, they border on the repetitious.
So Colin Powell , fulminating about the economy (as if he is an expert on that.
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