very great; extraordinary: a thundering amount of work.
- thun·der·ing·ly, adverb
- un·thun·der·ing, adjective
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How to use thundering in a sentence
The beasts are huge, hulking, fast and unpredictable—tons of muscle, horn and thundering hooves.
John McCain voted for federal funding in 2007, thundering about thousands of frozen embryos.
But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
Two of the artillerymen who had not been injured came to his assistance, and again the gun was thundering forth its defiance.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
By leaning over, they could look far up the track, and watch the train come thundering down.The Nursery, July 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 1 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for thundering
(prenominal) slang very great or excessive: a thundering idiot
- thunderingly, adverb
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