Definition of Like thunder
1. Adverb. With great speed or effort or intensity. "Fought like the devil"
Language type: Colloquialism
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Literary usage of Like thunder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... So, with like thunder, fled the steeds of Troy. Anon Patroclus turn'd their foremost rank, And backward to the fleet compell'd them loth Nor suffer'd to ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1830)
"like thunder-peals among the mountains lost." " With a voice like thunder." " The thundering God. ... Shouting like thunder." " Thunder'd the wheels. ..."
3. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"... And Faith and Custom and low- thoughted cares, like thunder-stricken dragons, for a Left the torn human heart, their food and dwelling-place. space ..."
4. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"You two thundered like thunder in the dry season'— addressed to two women with reference to their beauty. ..."
5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1851)
"At once, like a torrent, and with a noise like thunder, they rushed into a compact mass, pressing upon each other towards the centre. ..."