from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dazzling or stunning in effect.
- adj. Medicine Occurring suddenly and severely. Used of a disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having an awesome and overwhelming effect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sudden and overwhelming in effect; like a lightning-stroke.
- Specifically, in pathology, beginning in a very sudden and severe form: said of disease.
A variety of grass favored for pastures. foudroyant
Helen Darley as a foil anybody would know she must be foudroyant and pyramidal, -- if these French adjectives may be naturalized for this one particular exigency.
"Splendid!" said the Widow -- and to tell the truth, she was not far out of the way, and with Helen Darley as a foil anybody would know she must be foudroyant and pyramidal, -- if these French adjectives may be naturalized for this one particular exigency.
Mornington (author of the well-known glees) as a cousin, and as intimately connected with her brother the great _foudroyant_ performer on the organ.
(all that was objectionable was attributed to this poor lady) had been so abominably clear-sighted, so odiously presuming as to have suspected this, his sudden blaze of anger was _foudroyant_.
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