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I think most men would have done as I did, at so heavy and so sudden a clap of thunder, and so very near too," said Charles, striving to conceal the uneasiness he felt.
At this moment there was a tremendous clap of thunder, accompanied by a flash of lightning so vivid, that it quite eclipsed the light of the lamp.
At the same moment, and in the midst of the terrifying silence which usually follows a clap of thunder, they heard a knocking at the door.
The smooth-worn pavement, dusty with footsteps, still called upon the lofty walls to reiterate the shuffle and the tread of feet unceasingly, save when the closing of some heavy door resounded through the building like a clap of thunder, and drowned all other noises in its rolling sound.
The darkness returned with a single clap of thunder, like a gun fired for a warning of his escape from the prison of lies.
The deep interest taken in this conversation by the company had made them unconscious of the uproar abroad among the elements, when suddenly they were electrified by a tremendous clap of thunder.
At the same time it happened, after I had laid my scheme for the setting up my tent, and making the cave, that a storm of rain falling from a thick, dark cloud, a sudden flash of lightning happened, and after that a great clap of thunder, as is naturally the effect of it.
In another post, Richard Evans wrote: "I think that just might have been the loudest clap of thunder I have ever heard, the house actually shook.
For instance, when the person says a word and soon afterwards hears a clap of thunder, he quickly associates the two and believes that saying that particular work will result in thunder, regardless of other prevailing circumstances.
After a slow October, the premiere of Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok reignited the box office like a clap of thunder.
But I do know that when you hear a clap of thunder it often means a downpour is coming - and in my opinion there may be storm clouds on the horizon in the Potteries.
But I do know that when you hear a clap of thunder, it often means a downpour is coming - and in my opinion, there may be storm clouds on the horizon in the Potteries.