Examples from the Web for thunderclap
And then (thunderclap) one of wine's darkest nemeses appeared: the artichoke.
Like a thunderclap the prizefighter broke loose in a turbid stream of profanity.Steve Yeager|William MacLeod Raine
He was dizzy, aching, and felt shaken to pieces when something went off like a thunderclap just behind him.The Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
It all came like a thunderclap on Gil's friends here at Greendale, because we hadn't ever suspected things were going wrong.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906|Lucy Maud Montgomery
But the sudden discovery of their daughter's friend being an "infidel" came with the shock of a thunderclap on the parents.George Eliot|Mathilde Blind
We imagined we had educated it out of them; they thought so, too; the Interdict woke them up like a thunderclap!A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)