thundering

Definitions

  • ON A CERTAIN NIGHT, DURING A STORM OF THUNDER AND RAIN,
    ON A CERTAIN NIGHT, DURING A STORM OF THUNDER AND RAIN,
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thundering extraordinarily big or impressive "a thundering success","the thundering silence of what was left unsaid"
    • adj thundering sounding like thunder "the thundering herd"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: From 1967-1976, the town of Tororo located in Uganda had thunder 251 out of the 365 days in a year for those years.
    • Thundering Emitting thunder. "Roll the thundering chariot o'er the ground."
    • n Thundering Thunder.
    • Thundering Very great; -- often adverbially.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Madonna suffers from garophobia (the fear of thunder).
    • n thundering The report of a discharge of lightning; thunder.
    • thundering Producing or characterized by a loud rumbling or rattling noise, as that of thunder or artillery; loud.
    • thundering Unusual; extraordinary; great; tremendous: used as an intensive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average rikishi tips the scales at about 280 pounds, but in 1988 the heaviest sumo westler ever recorded weighed in at a thundering 560 pounds.
    • Thundering the report of a discharge of electricity in the clouds: thunder
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Quotations

  • Greil Marcus
    Greil Marcus
    “Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.”
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador%20Dali
    “Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.”
  • Herman Melville
    Herman%20Melville
    “He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes.”
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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    “It was a thunderingly beautiful experience -- voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell.”
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.”

Idioms

Blood and thunder - An emotional speech or performance is full of blood and thunder.
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Face like thunder - If someone has a face like thunder, they are clearly very angry or upset about something.
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Steal someone's thunder - If someone steals your thunder, they take the credit and praise for something you did.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
With intrusive d from A.S. þunorþunian, to rattle; cog. with Ger. donner, Ice. þorr for þonr, L. tonāre.

Usage

In literature:

But you are not human to me; you are a spirit of the thunder-storm of August first.
"August First" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
A roar of deep, dull thunder shook the world.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Low thunder muttered, rolling up from the west.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Now, for a few minutes, the thunder roared louder and deeper, until it drowned the thunderous roar of the wind.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
Conceive what this hole must have been like when full of flame and thunder and lightning.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
How in thunder is a woman to go alone, I'd like to know, in St. Ange?
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
Aeike, Kou, Paristaja, Pikne, Piker, or Pikker, is the god of thunder, and some of his names connect him with the Lithuanian Perkunas.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
And now a hollow roll of thunder came up from below.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Why, I call it Old Blood-and-Thunder himself, in a monstrous looking-glass!
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
Brighter grew the flashes, and shorter the interval between them and the thunder's roll.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
He presided over the east, and was the god that sent rain and wielded the thunder-bolts.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
He pounded it, boomed it, thundered it.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The dark heavens were full of threat, the air heavy with damp, and low thunder was just beginning to mutter.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Sometimes on the wind came a low thunder.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Suddenly he made a lunge for the door, jerked it open, and his voice descended the stairway, out-thundering the press.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
And when the thunder and rain burst the herd broke away with a trampling roar.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
A man's voice travelled out to him like mild thunder.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
No sooner was the order given than there was a tremendous roar of thunder.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
And with the gloom came steadily nearer a low rumbling of thunder.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Very faintly the rolling of thunder could be heard as the storm approached the town.
"The Duchess of Wrexe" by Hugh Walpole
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In poetry:

He who has lived on mountains
And echoed the wind through rain,
And heard the crash of tall thunder,
Hears nothing on a plain.
"Drift " by Benjamin Musser
I heard the thunder's cannonade,
The beating of his drum;
I saw the lightning's flashing blade--
The hosts of heaven had come!
"In The Night" by Charles Hanson Towne
Swift horror seiz'd her shudd'ring soul--
"My God, behold my crime!
Let thy avenging thunders roll,
And crush me in my prime!"
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
But to Christ lord of thunder
Crouch; lay knee by earth low under:
'Holiest, loveliest, bravest,
Save my hero, O Hero savest.
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
It comes, the Typhoon of Death--
Nearer and nearer it comes!
The horizon thunder of cannon-breath
And the roar of angry drums!
"Coming" by Henry Howard Brownell
"Oh! 'mid waters green I listed,
Billows sing and oceans roar—
And the flowing in the deepness,
And the thunder on the shore!
"The Sea Shell On The Desert" by Ernest Jones

In news:

MIAMI – By midday Tuesday, when LeBron James of the Miami Heat dropped the S word on Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA Finals had become just what they should be heading into Game 4.
Thunder Mountain High School students recently had the chance to participate in Challenge Day, and now students in Yaakoosge Daakahdi and Juneau-Douglas High School are asking for the opportunity.
The Zimmerman Thunder will not have to share their first conference football championship.
Cavs' bench struggles again in 106-91 loss to Thunder.
Metta World Peace was ejected from the Los Angeles Lakers' 114-106 double overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday after receiving a flagrant foul 2 for hitting James Harden in the head with his elbow.
Posted on May 20, 2011 at 12:33 am by Buck Harvey in Oklahoma City Thunder.
Thunder point guard Eric Maynor (6) drives against Mavericks center Brendan Haywood (33) during second the half of Game 2 on Thursday ERIC GAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Desert Vista senior Nick Farina 's hopes this touchdown catch against Dobson isn't one of the last memories he has of his career at Thunder Stadium.
The Lakers, who needed seven games to defeat Denver in the first round, have three games in the next five days against the well-rested Thunder, which beat them, 119-90, on Monday.
Heat win NBA title, beating Thunder in five games.
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant receives a lot of accolades.
Emails flood in on Thunder.
Thunder players pleased with NBA's new ' flopper ' rule.
MANKATO (August 20, 2012) – Blue Earth County Commissioners are being asked to consider a conditional use permit to operate a flour mill on a farm site west of Good Thunder.
The thunder thudded to the northeast.
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In science:

In case L = Fq (C ), Thunder proves the function field version of Masser-Vaaler’s result.
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
Note that having additive height e corresponds to having Weil height qe and so the order of growth in Thunder’s formula exactly matches the one in Masser-Vaaler’s formula.
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
Note that, after having the necessary notation in section 3, we will show that the corollary below is really Thunder’s result.
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
For a given multisection Y in X corresponding a degree-d algebraic number P ∈ Fq (C ) over Fq (C ), e(Y ) = 2nd.h(P ) where h(P ) is the height function used in Thunder’s paper [Th2] and n = [Fq (C ) : Fq (t)].
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
Having noted our notation, one can check that we get Thunder’s result for even integers d ∈ Z [Th2, Theorem 1] as an immediate corollary of Theorem 3.7: Corollary 3.8.
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
Thunder, Counting subspaces of given height defined over a function field, preprint (2006).
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
Thunder, More on Heights Defined over a Function Field, preprint 2006.
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
The behavior of these materials under extreme conditions has to be predicted carefully, so as to avoid, in the worst case scenario, separation of the components (think of a plane hit by thunder).
A numerical approach related to defect-type theories for some weakly random problems in homogenization
K. (eds) Thunder Lizards: the Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Carpenter (eds.), Thunder Lizards: the Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Carpenter (eds.), Thunder Lizards: the Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Carpenter (eds.), Thunder Lizards: the Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Either the correlated events share a common cause — such as seeing a flash and hearing the thunder when a lightning strikes — or one event influences the other — such as the position of the moon causing the tides.
Mini-Proceedings ECT*: Speakable in quantum mechanics: atomic, nuclear and subnuclear physics tests
Later this anomalous dimension was calculated to three loops .) and (establishing a relation of the problem to the chiral anomaly and discussion of the rˆole of the gluon helicity). A crash of thunder happened only in 1988 when the results of the European Muon Collaboration were published .
Nucleon Spin Puzzle: Ten Years Later
Thunder in , where it is called the twisted height associated to T .
A Gelfand-Beurling formula for heights on endomorphism rings
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