thunderstruck
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈθʌn.də.stɹʌk/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈθʌn.dɚ.stɹʌk/
Adjective

thunderstruck

  1. Astonished, amazed or so suddenly surprised as to be unable to speak.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 6, lines 856-858,[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Paradise_Lost_(1667)/Book_VI]
      The overthrown he rais’d, and as a Heard
      Of Goats or timerous flock together throngd
      Drove them before him Thunder-struck,
    • 1927-29 — Mohandas Gandhi, An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truth, Part V, The Fast, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai
      'Unless the strikers rally,' I declared to the meeting, 'and continue the strike till a settlement is reached, or till they leave the mills altogether, I will not touch any food.' The labourers were thunderstruck.
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