Part of speech: noun

A discharge of lightning.

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Usage examples "thunderbolt":

  1. After all, it was no catastrophe, no thunderbolt of fate striking him a fatal blow. - "The Hidden Places", Bertrand W. Sinclair.
  2. And addressing me as I stood by agitated with conflicting feelings- " Doctor," he cried with a savage grin, " have you any violent malignant poison about you to give me- something that will destroy me like a thunderbolt? - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian.
  3. A thunderbolt would have been a relief. - "Falkland, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.