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Micawber's letter, and returned the elevation of eyebrows with which he said "'Wielding the thunderbolt, or directing the devouring and avenging flame
These last words fell on Musqueton like a thunderbolt.
Pellisson, struck as by a thunderbolt, made no reply.
He fell on the riverside garden like a quiet and well-behaved thunderbolt, but he was a thunderbolt without knowing it.
Stop," said Aramis, "till they are all massed together, and then, my Jupiter, hurl your thunderbolt among them.
He could not live with the thought that a thunderbolt was ever in the skies, that at any moment his life might lie wrecked about him.
He has no right to ruin my life and the happiness of my wife by subtle threats, to hold those foolish letters over our heads, like a thunderbolt held ever in suspense.
The days passed, and the winter began merging imperceptibly into the Northland spring that comes like a thunderbolt of suddenness.
And he was reigning in heaven, himself holding the lightning and glowing thunderbolt, when he had overcome by might his father Cronos; and he distributed fairly to the immortals their portions and declared their privileges.
That very night, the startling news so impatiently awaited, burst like a thunderbolt over the United States of the Union, and thence, darting across the ocean, ran through all the telegraphic wires of the globe.
Wilfred said, with a voice utterly undescribable: "I told Norman myself to beware of the thunderbolt.
Already strong hands had been plucking me back from the ship's side; and now a thunderbolt seemed to strike me; I saw a great flash of fire, and fell senseless.