They say the quote serves as a jolting reminder of how quickly people can change.
First, Iowa is still up in the air and could deliver a jolting surprise.
The assumption was that an electric chair death would occur by jolting the heart into stopping.
In its presence--jolting, sudden, horrific—the monster is the monster of grief.
Audiences can be jaded when it comes to horror novels, as they are used to jolting films.
Nelly was quite pleased to feel the jolting of a cart once more.
You can understand how the jolting and shaking knocks a man up, after a bit.
My ideas are so discomposed by the jolting of the coach that I can write no more at present.
There was no longer any sensation of our contact with the earth—no jolting, no vibration.
Happy laughed, and caught hold of an ash can to keep from being thrown out of the jolting truck.
1590s, perhaps from Middle English jollen, chollen "to knock, to batter" (early 15c.), or an alteration of obsolete jot (v.) "to jostle" (1520s). Perhaps related to earlier jolt head "a big, stupid head" (1530s). Figurative sense of "to startle, surprise" is from 1872. Related: Jolted; jolting.
1590s, "a knock," from jolt (v.). Meaning "jarring shock" is from 1630s.
: We didn't want to jolt