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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of jolt.
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- adj. bumped or shaken jerkily
- adj. disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock
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When you advise a woman to dally with men because they might, in exchange, arrange for that woman “to buy everything from electric blankets to hi-fi records wholesale,” then you have violated the signal code of people who were jolted from the middle class in the 1930s: their ardent desire to behave decently because, for a time in their lives, that behavior was all that separated them from the Helen Gurleys of the world.
The word jolted my memory of the TV program from a few weeks earlier, and raised the question: is it possible to be accidentally hypnotised?
Rachel Belmore was jolted from a dream, awash with dread.
The name jolted them back to the urgencies of the moment.
Half an hours cautious questioning decided each of us that the other was safe; and then for hours, while the train jolted slowly through the pitch-black night, sitting up in our bunks with bottles of beer handy, we damned the British Empiredamned it from the inside, intelligently and intimately.
Behind them the long baggage train jolted slowly onwards, now floundering axle deep through mud, now rocking perilously over stumps or stones.
THE RING OF MY seven thirty wake-up call jolted me.
When Karen and I first saw Sea of Love, that phrase jolted us out of our grad school-numbed complacency.
Then a single phrase jolted the draconian to attention.
When there was this chance to talk without having every word jolted out in fragments, the young person was silent; and when I remarked, "There is now an opportunity to chat with comfort," said:
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