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thunderation

[thuhn-duh-rey-shuh n] /ˌθʌn dəˈreɪ ʃən/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of surprise or petulance.
Origin of thunderation
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; thunder + -ation
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  • Why, thunderation, you might as well be a day scholar for all the school life you get!

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • This is a thunderation nice kind of a night to have a celebration on!

  • thunderation, hain't a chap 'sposed to have intentions when he hangs round a gal who has money like my Ann 'Liza!

    Tracy Park

    Mary Jane Holmes
  • thunderation,” bawled Obadiah, shrilly, exploding with pent up aggravation.

    The Triumph of Virginia Dale John Francis, Jr.
  • thunderation, Mr. Gregory, you ain't no idee how a feller can be handicapped by a timid wife an' a lot o' fool childern.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

    George Barr McCutcheon
  • thunderation, hain't a chap 'sposed to have intentions when he hangs round a gal who has money, like my Ann 'Liza?

    Gretchen Mary J. Holmes
  • Why in thunderation did I ever leave the office without my portable instrument?

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