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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Definitions for thunderstruck
  1. overcome with consternation; confounded; astounded: He was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion.
  2. Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt.

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Citations for thunderstruck
He seemed awed,—stunned,—crushed. He had all the bearing and mien of one who, having defiantly predicted a calamity, was thunderstruck by the verification of his prophecy. Charles King, From the Ranks, 1887
I was thunderstruck, for such a thing as a patient getting of his own accord into the Superintendent's study is almost unknown. Bram Stoker, Dracula, 1897
Origin of thunderstruck
Thunderstruck entered English in the early 1600s.
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