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These bolts of raw electricity ricochet through thin air, arcing from stormy skies and blasting whatever they hit with a deafening roar.What happens when lightning strikes — and how to stay safe|Matthew Cappucci|August 5, 2022|Washington Post
By themselves, the images play a quiet drumbeat, but collectively they create a deafening boom that lays bare the harsh reality of inequality in America.
Close your eyes and listen carefully to the deafening sound of the furious water crashing into rock, much like the screams of people past, at least according to one terrifying legend.
To woo females, male cicadas emit an ear-splitting mating call—muscle contractions cause their tymbal organ to vibrate, and their hollow abdomen amplifies the sound to deafening levels.An Animated Guide to This Year's Massive Brood X Cicada Emergence|Rebecca Katzman|May 12, 2021|Time
It also pledged to review the “Arrowhead Chop” that accompanies the deafening war chant that echoes through the stands of the notoriously loud venue.‘End racism,’ the NFL implored. So what about that Chiefs’ name?|Liz Clarke|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.
Internet chatter rose to a deafening roar as speculation began about what—plastic surgery?Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any upcoming release of a new Apple product guarantees a deafening cacophony of idle speculation from tech sites.Amateur Stuntmen, the iPhone 6, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He joked about the deafening noise levels in the old C-130 transport planes and sex at his age, then approaching 60.
Then a deafening cheer, as 50,000 people realized at once we had just experienced a major earthquake.
Instead of the quiet, silent scholars, you would hear a loud and deafening buzz.
The Koreans call this noise kang-siong, and it seems almost deafening to one unused to it.
And then the Monitor's deafening hammer sounded again, and after that, silence.
The creature kept up a deafening squealing, while out of the bush rushed Dandy, the farmers dog.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
A deafening crash of thunder fell upon the forest and the lightning was striking trees far and near.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji