[ UK /θˈʌndəbˌə‍ʊlt/ ]
[ US /ˈθəndɝˌbɔɫt/ ]
  1. a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
  2. a shocking surprise
    news of the attack came like a bombshell
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use thunderbolt In A Sentence

  • This ought to have been fine - if Phaethon had not been like a rock-star's child with a new red Ferrari, scorching off the track, shrivelling crops, turning forest to desert, doubtless melting ice-caps if the Greeks had known about ice-caps, and only stopping when Zeus called a halt with a well-aimed world-saving thunderbolt. Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:
  • My unmarried survey respondents seem to understand that friendship is the basis of a good marriage even as they hold out for chemistry and thunderbolts and soulmates.
  • Winter had been long months in riveting them, and not in a day were they to be broken, not even by the thunderbolt of spring. Chapter VIII
  • Soon, the thunderbolt arrived in the form of another news flash that legal battles could not be fought by anyone on matter relating to the emergency.
  • The Chorus also recalls how Bacchus' mother, a mortal woman, was killed after she was tragically struck by Zeus' thunderbolt.
  • Twice in the first five minutes of the second half he launched thunderbolts towards James.
  • When Julius entered, Michelangelo - like Zeus with his thunderbolts - hurled planks from the scaffolding down at the Holy Father, routing him from the chapel.
  • The three brothers became the blacksmiths of the Olympian gods, creating Zeus' thunderbolts, Poseidon's trident.
  • In revenge, Apollo killed the Cyclopes that forged Zeus' thunderbolts.
  • Similarly, neither the Titans nor Dionysos are destroyed or annihilated by Zeus' thunderbolt; they, as Chaos, persist.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy