• WordNet 3.6
    • adj jolted disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock "retrieved his named from her jolted memory","the accident left her badly shaken"
    • adj jolted bumped or shaken jerkily "the jolted passengers"
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  • Irvin S. Cobb
    Irvin S. Cobb
    “A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.”
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    “The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.”


In literature:

So for two days they jolted on hardly getting an hour's sleep.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
Johnny's next dream was a nightmare of pain and jolting.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
All that day the gipsy vans jolted along the rough cart-track across the moor.
""Us"" by Mary Louisa S. Molesworth
Bump, bump, bump; trot, trot, trot; jolt, jolt, jolt; shake, shake, shake; and carriages and cavalry got to Ribston Wood somehow or other.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
All of you ride down to the gate with me and find out what the word jolt means.
"The Golden Bird" by Maria Thompson Daviess
All at once, however, Jane slowed down with a jolt.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
And the springless wagons jolted away over the rough road, and fortunately we had our bad cases to occupy our thoughts.
"Field Hospital and Flying Column" by Violetta Thurstan
Pedro Nones had the rope round his neck; it curved upwards loosely towards the beam, growing taut as the cart jolted away.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The others did not know to what she referred, but they felt a sudden jolt as the vehicle lurched to the side of the road, then back again.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills" by Janet Aldridge
In these conditions falls, shocks, blows, and jolts might well enter into the programme.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre

In poetry:

Only so softly does she turn,
Without a jolt or spill,
It took a clever man to find
She wasn’t standing still.
"Earth’s Motion" by Edith L M King
An' then when Mar-in-lor an' me began
To tork of 'ouse'old things an' scheme an' plan,
A sudden thort fair jolts me where I live:
"These is my wimmin folk! An' I'm a man!"
"Mar " by C J Dennis
How the cages jolted past, with each wagon battened fast,
And the mystery within it only hinted of at last
From the little grated square in the rear, and nosing there
The snout of some strange animal that sniffed the outer air!
"The Circus-Day Parade" by James Whitcomb Riley
Then low swift open land and the wasted flank
of a leprous hillside—over the ridge and past
the blackened stumps of Bois Vert, bleak and dead.
Our sidecar jolted and rocked, twisting between
craters, lunging at every rack and wrench.
"The Road to Bayonvillers" by John Allan Wyeth
Cows in the stall and sheep in the fold;
Clouds in the west, deep crimson and gold;
A heron's far flight to a roost somewhere;
The twitter of killdees keen in the air;
The noise of a wagon that jolts through the gloam
On the last load home.
"Harvest" by John Charles McNeill
Now, Poole deserves it, an' I'm pleased the lad give 'im that jolt.
'E goes fair mad in argument when once 'e gets a holt.
"Yeh make me sad," sez Digger Smith; "the both uv you," sez 'e.
"The both uv us! Gawstruth!" sez I. "You ain't includin' me?"
"Over the Fence" by C J Dennis

In news:

A jolt of Diamandis's java is the perfect antidote to the latest depressing headlines you're reading on the economy.
The debate about the value of electric cars just got another jolt.
Residents in one Rockford neighborhood got quite a jolt Tuesday afternoon after a car slammed into an apartment building.
Residents in one Rockford neighborhood got quite a jolt Tuesday afternoon after a car slammed into an apartment building .
When Lionel Messi was taken off on a stretcher with what looked like a serious knee injury on Wednesday it was a jolting reminder, if one were needed, of just how crucial the Argentine forward is to Barcelona's fortunes.
GM looking for a jolt from electric power.
Fed's bold plan still might not jolt slow economy.
Dale Earnhardt Jr knew he had suffered a concussion in an August crash so jolting that other drivers tweeted about it immediately after the impact.
Rick Santorum has jolted the GOP with a pair of wins.
Folks from all walks of life turn up in droves, sometimes waiting in line for more than an hour for that exhilarating jolt of fear—the same rush that draws people to horror movies, skydiving, morbid rock concerts and Ouija boards.
Folsom coffee house, eatery gets jolt with new owner.
While doing today's Jolt, I came across this intriguing article from Fox News from a week ago — a news development lost in the (deserved) interest in the embassy-attack stories.
Jolt to Economy, Lack of Details and Flexibility Create Problems for States.
Based on a recipe of the Shakers , a Quaker splinter group that flourished in the Eastern US in the mid-19th century, this marinade derives its flavor from a hefty jolt of cider vinegar and lots of chopped shallots.
Mets manager Willie Randolph shook up his lineup last night against the Florida Marlins, benching Carlos Delgado and Brian Schneider in an effort to provide a jolt into his moribund team.

In science:

If, by some mechanism, the shock were to be jolted suddenly to larger radii, the consequently lower matter temperatures would transiently result in a much lower integrated neutrino cooling rate behind the shock, while the larger radius of the shock would result in a larger gain region.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
As a result the third mass is jolted down with high velocity while the binary starts separating and loses significantly its braking effect on m.
Zeno meets modern science
Each point in space will feel a non-equilibrium jolt as a bubble wall sweeps by converting it from the symmetric phase (φ=0) to the asymmetric phase (φ 6= 0), and so baryogenesis in these scenarios takes place on (or near) the bubble walls.
The Electroweak Phase Transition, Part 1: Review of Perturbative Methods