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 Meanings and Examples of LIGHTNING
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lightning
 n.  the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere
Classic Sentence: (113 in 8 pages)
1  That name sent a shudder over him, as though a flash of lightning had passed in front of his face.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—FORMS ASSUMED BY SUFFERING DURING SLEEP
2  The lightning of victory flashed from his eyes.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—THE EMPEROR PUTS A QUESTION TO THE GUIDE LAC...
3  Sixty cannons and the thirteen squares darted lightning point-blank on the cuirassiers.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
4  Each square was a volcano attacked by a cloud; lava contended with lightning.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
5  It was no longer a hand-to-hand conflict; it was a shadow, a fury, a dizzy transport of souls and courage, a hurricane of lightning swords.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
6  The old tactics had been not only struck as by lightning, but disgraced.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
7  His theories as a landlord sometimes burst forth in lightning flashes.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
8  This impotent king had a taste for a fast gallop; as he was not able to walk, he wished to run: that cripple would gladly have had himself drawn by the lightning.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
9  This did not last longer than the space of a flash of lightning.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
10  It seemed to her that if she touched that doll, lightning would dart from it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
11  Madame Thenardier was dazzled as with the shock caused by unexpected lightning flashes of talent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—THENARDIER AND HIS MANOEUVRES
12  This movement was like a flash of lightning.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—A FIVE-FRANC PIECE FALLS ON THE GROUND AND PROD...
13  All extreme situations have their lightning flashes which sometimes dazzle, sometimes illuminate us.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—WHICH WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITH GAS LANTERNS
14  The sum total of lightning that the eye of a Picard peasant can contain, traversed Fauchelevent's pupils.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
15  Adonai passes on his chariot with its twelve wheels of thunder and lightning; Silenus makes his entry there on his ass.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
Example Sentence:
1  Bank staff are to stage a series of lightning strikes in a dispute over staffing.
2  The big tree was struck by lightning.
3  The old tree behind our house was riven by lightning last night.
4  Fractals are used in the study of things like forked lightning and to produce some types of computer graphics.
5  The chances are a million to one against being struck by lightning.
6  Lightning conductors protect buildings and tall structures from lightning strikes.
7  The lightning made a zigzag in the sky.
8  Forked lightning flickered across the sky.
9  The rain then makeup, summer rain, summer lightning, beautiful flowers.
10  Before I left my bed in the morning, little Adele came running in to tell me that the great horse-chestnut at orchard had been struck by lightning in the night.
11  They were amazed and alarmed, to see us make, what they called thunder and lightning.
12  They had spent six years since the lightning Six Day War to flex their invincibility.
13  Why, they rub an old tin lamp or an iron ring, and then the genies come tearing in, with the thunder and lightning a-ripping around and the smoke a-rolling, and everything they're told to do they up and do it.
14  Louis we had a big storm after midnight, with a power of thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in a solid sheet.