clap of thunder

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  • She was about three thousand feet above the sea when a clap of thunder was heard. Cited from Robur the Conqueror, Jules Verne
  • This thing which changed all our lives the way war does, came upon me like a clap of thunder. Cited from Vandemark's Folly, by Herbert Quick
  • It has all come in one terrible moment, like a clap of thunder. Cited from The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII, Mystery Tales, by Various
  • All at once, he heard over his head a sound which seemed to him to be a clap of thunder. Cited from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
  • I don't believe a clap of thunder would have that effect. Cited from Jewel's Story Book, by Clara Louise Burnham
  • To any other man this would have been a clap of thunder. Cited from Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men, by Francois Arago
  • His announcement had come very much like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky. Cited from The Rover Boys in Business, by A. Winfield
  • They thought a clap of thunder was the sound of the great hammer he carried in his hand. Cited from Young Folks' History of England, by C.M.Yonge
  • And then, you ken, it came upon us like a clap of thunder. Cited from A Minstrel In France, by Harry Lauder
  • The news came upon me like a clap of thunder. Cited from A Voyage to the Moon, by George Tucker (AKA Joseph Atterley)
  • Trouble broke upon us suddenly, like a clap of thunder. Cited from A Desperate Character, by Ivan Turgenev
  • It was like a clap of thunder, the way that man performed. Cited from Alice of Old Vincennes, Maurice Thompson
  • It would have taken you fifty years to put two and two together so, as I did, like a clap of thunder. Cited from Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blackmore
  • It fell on all three like a clap of thunder, those gentle but decided tones, those simple natural words. Cited from Hard Cash, Charles Reade
  • The darkness fell like a clap of thunder, if you can understand, and seemed tenfold. Cited from Carnacki, The Ghost Finder, by William Hope Hodgson
  • Half-an-hour later came a clap of thunder and the drops of rain I mentioned. Cited from Punch, Vol. 159, July 14th, 1920, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • And where the dome had been, a clap of thunder seemed to take visible form. Cited from Police Your Planet, by Lester del Rey
  • A clap of thunder from a clear sky would not have astonished me more. Cited from The Young Trail Hunters, by Samuel Woodworth Cozzens
  • The woman's answer came like a clap of thunder. Cited from For Gold or Soul?, by Lurana W. Sheldon
  • We heard few claps of thunder, and had little rain. Cited from The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea, by George Collingridge
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