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fulminate

 [ful´mĭ-nāt]
to occur suddenly with great intensity. adj., adj ful´minant.

fulminate

/ful·mi·nate/ (ful´mĭ-nāt) to occur suddenly with great intensity.ful´minant

fulminate

(fo͝ol′mə-nāt′, fŭl′-)
v. fulmi·nated, fulmi·nating, fulmi·nates
v.intr.
1. To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation: fulminated against political chicanery.
2. To explode or detonate.
v.tr.
1. To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
2. To cause to explode.
n.
An explosive salt of fulminic acid, especially fulminate of mercury.

ful′mi·na′tion n.
ful′mi·na′tor n.
ful′mi·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.

fulminate

to occur suddenly with great intensity.
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Their pre-planning was bad - their team was a collection of men who hadn't been winning sausages all year - their captaincy was more fulmination than fulfilment, that their pairings were suspect (compare, for compatibility, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson with Paul Casey and David Howell) is not the judgment of hindsight and any feelings of togetherness they might have aspired to were invisible.
It is not that anger and fulmination are not fit emotions for the making of poetry, but that such feelings in Lacerda come across as bombast and worse.
It wasn't just "someone" who uttered that fulmination against the well-to-do.
Instead, he is there before us as the jester estranged from the joke, a poignant symbol of fulmination against the glibness of his public self.
But mounting evidence suggests that all this fulmination has been entirely pointless, and that cultural pessimists have been as clueless about the processes shaping the world as were their social, economic, and political forebears.
Their chairman, no doubt, will be moved to new heights of fiery fulmination if they don't.
In a hefty monograph (counting 626 pages) he asserts that for Rabelais, ideal writing constitutes, as it had been in the Old Testament, "a weapon and pure violence, at once sword, whip and rod, an instrument of malediction and fulmination, of punishment and vengeance; but also dazzle and jubilation, freedom, power and play, a bliss of the self in and through the Word" (572).
Even this skeletal review undermines that favorite fulmination of the program's critics--that it discourages people from working.
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Predictably, the Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, a fundamentalist whose fulmination should embarrass any Catholic still possessing a modicum of reason, was at their head comparing embryo research to something from Frankenstein with mandatory monsters.
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If paramilitary assaults could be brought to an end by fulmination and hype, it would have happened a long time ago.