thunderous

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 thunderous extremely ominous "world events of thunderous import"
    • adj thunderous loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
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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.
    • Thunderous Making a noise like thunder; sounding loud and deep; sonorous.
    • Thunderous Producing thunder. "How he before the thunderous throne doth lie."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Madonna suffers from garophobia (the fear of thunder).
    • thunderous Thunder-producing; betokening thunder; awful.
    • thunderous Thundering; loud and deep-sounding; making a noise like thunder.
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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.
    • Thunderous giving forth a sound like thunder, awful
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also thundrous,
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, in spite of secret tremors, he wanted tremendously to hear the thunder speak again.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
It was easy enough now to tell the thunder of the artillery from real thunder.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
When the thunder and crash were at their height the gate was suddenly thrown open and the sixty dashed out.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was distant thunder.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Who is this that chooses a time of thunder for making calls?
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville
We had entered the more contracted channel of the river, when there came on a tremendous squall of wind, rain, thunder, and most vivid lightning.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
The army received him with thunders of acclaim.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
She spake, to whom the Thunderer nought replied, But silent sat long time.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Call you these peals of thunder, but the yawn Of bellowing clouds?
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
By the time he had climbed four flights he was wondering what in thunder Wittemore came to places like this for?
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
The Turkish cannons were thundering at the doors of Europe.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Again, with a clatter and a thunder, a load of ashes slid into the Atlantic Ocean.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
The cannon thundered at intervals towards Liebertwolkwitz.
"Frederic Shoberl Narrative of the Most Remarkable Events Which Occurred In and Near Leipzig" by Frederic Shoberl (1775-1853)
Coming as she was out of the country quiet, she was quite unmoved by the thundering rush of the city streets.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She heard him thundering behind her.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Nancy could never tell what occurred on her descent from Thunder Peak.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
He started, for it was distant thunder.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
He brandishes the thunder in his right hand; giants lie prostrate under his feet, and an eagle stands at his side.
"The Student's Mythology" by Catherine Ann White
You should thunder over populated suburban roads, and clatter under iron bridges.
"'Green Balls'" by Paul Bewsher
Then a darting, almost blinding flash, and by-and-bye the peal of thunder.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
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In poetry:

The fluttering whisper, low and near,
Was that far battle's blare;
A lipping, rippling motion here,
The blasting thunder there.
"Far and Near" by George MacDonald
Bowing then his head, he listened
For an answer to his prayer;
No loud burst of thunder followed,
Not a murmur stirred the air:
"A Parable" by James Russell Lowell
"I prithee, stranger, let me fly!
Though pallid is my cheek,
The lightning's flash delights my eye,
I love the thunder's break.
"Edgar And Ellen" by Matilda Betham
As if to catch its breath, the rain
Were, when it thundered, pausing,
Then rushing on to make again
The time it had been losing.
"The Thunder Storm" by Albery Allson Whitman
The tempest, pent in moaning ways,
Awakes the shepherd yonder,
But Illa dreams unknown to days
Whose wings are wind and thunder.
"Illa Creek" by Henry Kendall
'There was no star that I forgot to fear
With love and wonder.
The birds have loved me'; but no answer came —
Only the thunder.
"Femina Contra Mundum" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Thunder Cruises To A Cakewalk In Game 5.
MIAMI (AP) — The only thing that can stop LeBron James' championship coronation is another Thunder comeback.
I awoke to thunder and lightning.
Jersey Thunder jet car part of entertainment at AMS.
Cavs at Oklahoma City Thunder.
Since Marshall joined Conference USA in 2005, the Thundering Herd has longed to be considered one of the conference's best football teams.
Residents of Thunder Hill cul -de-sac want 'offensive' street name changed.
I was unable to capture the thunder and lighting.
) And in DreamWorks' Tropic Thunder, viewers can download deleted scenes, video rehearsals, and outtakes of improvisations that didn't make the final cut.
Saturday's 51-41 loss at Purdue showed just how much the Marshall football team's passing game matters to the Thundering Herd's success.
Associated Press Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who will face the Nets tonight at Izod Center, has one of the uglier shots in the NBA but is shooting.458 from the field this season.
This is video of a weatherman in Cleveland showing his displeasure over the Miami Heat defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals.
Thunder drub Tigers 35-0, wrap solo title and No.
Murphy hitless in his Double-A debut as Trenton Thunder drop series opener to New Britain in front of 7,509.
The Thunder has found its backup to Kevin Durant.
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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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